Check out our interview with Romeo, lead singer of French rockers – Reaven!
For the unfortunate few who don’t know who you are, would you mind introducing yourselves?
Romeo: Of course! We are the french pop/rock band Reaven.
In the effort of getting to know each other better – if you could be a sandwich, what sandwich would you be?
Romeo: I think I would be a chicken wrap. Something you can find easily but that is always welcome when you’re hungry!
Tell us about your latest release…
Romeo: Our latest release is our new single Escape. The song was created during the quarantine, in the middle of the night. We wanted to express through music and video the struggle we’re all living through. For some people, it is a physical struggle, the fact of being locked up in small spaces. For others, it’s a psychological fight. We all need a little escape from reality, from time to time. Especially when daily life is getting complicated. This song reflects what we felt during this period. Tough moments, good moments. But above all, we will never stop believing that there will be brighter days. We’re all together in the same boat. And sooner or later, we will all escape this tough time together.
Have you had much chance to tour?
Romeo: We had 2 European tours in 2018/2019, visiting more than 10 countries. We were supporting the release of our album Unbreakable. The tours were awesome. The audience we met each time in different countries were really welcoming, and we had a great experience and great memories of it!
Have you got any crazy tour stories you can share with the world?
Romeo: The craziest tour story must be something that happened in London. We performed 2 shows in London in 2018. We took the Eurostar from Paris at 5am and arrived in London early in the morning. We were supposed to go and put all our music equipment in the Airbnb we rented. However, the supposed Airbnb didn’t exist (the host was a fake). So we were in London, tired, with all the instruments, with nowhere to sleep, so we booked a big hotel room. Then we went to the venue for our first show. 5 minutes before the show, a sound engineer went on stage, dropped my guitar, broke a string and lost my vibrato’s spring so it was impossible to play my instrument anymore!
Here at Upside Down Shark we discuss a wide breadth of pop-culture, including music, movies, TV, video games and the like. So with that in mind, if you could have a track featured in anything, whether it be any of the above on even a wrestling theme, what would it be?
Romeo: Actually, we had our track So High featured in a movie. But I guess with our new album coming, many tracks could be used for TV shows or other movies, from sci-fi movies to action movies I think! We are also planning to compose songs for a video game!
Name one thing on your band bucket list
Romeo: To do a world tour!
What would be your inspirational quote to share with the world?
Romeo: My personal mantra comes from my favourite book ever Le Petit Prince from Saint-Exupéry. Translated from french it is: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
What does the rest of 2020 have in store for you?
Romeo: 2020 has been a very particular year indeed… but we took the opportunity to work more from home and the studio. So, it has been great to see our new singles spreading over the world. They are airplayed in more than 30 countries as we speak.
What’s your favourite shark?
Romeo: I guess it would be the Whale Shark. I always found him impressive and beautiful!
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