Dealing with personal hardships: Tender Creature talks about new EP, An Offering, in video interview

Tender Creature (l-r: Steph Bishop and Robert Maril), press photo by Emilio Mendoza

Although this electro folk-pop duo, Tender Creature, released the EP, An Offering, back in September, reviving the conversation with this group now proves timely. Together in their new record, Steph Bishop and Robert Meril convey that confronting emotional trauma is better than letting it fester. Through lyrics informed by the wisdom that comes from hindsight, Steph’s lifting vocals summon frissons of personal nostalgia in thematically heavy songs. Maril is playful in his digital production, contributing certain electricity, voltage varying to every track. 

An Offering explores the detailed work required to untangle your hardships, burdens, and heartbreak. What I wanted to learn from Steph and Robert is the moment that motivated them to come together as a group after spending so many years apart working on other musical projects. More importantly, I sought to understand why they feel that now is the right time to release their new EP and what challenges the Coronavirus shutdown had brought with promoting the record. 

I bring you the answers and more from Steph and Robert in this video interview. This video is less than 15 minutes in length and is made with Zoom technology. You can watch this video below, or visit the URL to my YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVT636geV8&t=31s

Video interview with Steph Bishop and Robert Meril of Tender Creature

I hope you enjoy my video interview with Tender Creature. If you should have any feedback, please leave a comment below this article. Thank you for stopping by.

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