Hitting the ground running as recently as January of this year, the 4-piece of Rozu are yet another addition to the ever-growing and burgeoning post-hardcore market in the United States. Originating from Denver, Rozu debuted with their scorching first single ‘Dissolve’ back in June. It, and its follow-up ‘Faceless’, a song that aims to “tell a story of a man coping [with] depression and feeling alone in one’s own skin”, are currently the band’s only released material. However prospects are looking up with a full debut EP set to come before the year’s end and potentially even more material in the future.
Read the interview with Rozu below:
TFP: Who are you?
ROZU: Hey guys! Rozu consists of Tim Graham (vocals), DJ Sundine (guitar), Henry Navarre (bass), and Brian Robertson on the drums. We came together as a band back in January with a goal in mind to just write as much music as possible together.
We have all been in other bands around our area and we were all kind of the driving factors in those bands really pushing the envelope, when we started talking about this band it just looked great on paper and from that first writing session we all knew we had something special here.
TFP: How would you describe the music you create?
ROZU: We really take on the post-hardcore genre with a full head of steam. We all love this genre and crew up on it and it is seriously special with how diverse it can be. We have written some really heavy songs and some extremely soft acoustic ones too. It’s super nice not having a formula to our songwriting yet and we really just go in every day and write how we feel, which is pretty cool.
TFP: What artists/public figures/individuals would you say have been influential to you and your music?
Some big hitters that have really influenced our style is Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, Every Time I Die, Chiodos, and The Plot In You (to name just a few).
TFP: Which would you say is more comfortable for you, playing in-studio or live? Any good examples of either?
ROZU: The live setting is just unbeatable! It is super fun to be in the studio creating this art and really dissecting every little aspect of it until we have something great but being on stage is just a whole other level.
Playing live just brings out that emotion in all of our songs which can be hard sometimes to have in the studio.
TFP: What are your upcoming plans for the future?
ROZU: Well, right now we are working on a couple run of shows and we literally have so much content ready to go. We have a very strong collection of finished songs and we are still writing so we just really want to release content every couple of months and getting out on the road more!