Andrew: Where does the Floodgate EP as a whole fall in line with all of that?
Estuarie: The tracks on this EP all derived from the need to cope with everything that we have experienced in our lives as individuals. Nobody has it easy and we didn’t want to put up a facade that we had all of our s*** together either. You can expect to hear a very wide range of influences musically throughout the EP. It’s an extremely dynamic grouping of songs and they all come from very deep places of contemplation. We want people to feel the emotions we’ve felt and I think there’s a transparency throughout all of the songs that really helps that happen.
Andrew: After listening to the record, “These Ghosts” stood out to be my favorite track. You sing a lyric: “Maybe I’ve run away too soon, or I’m not far enough yet.” What can you tell me about that song and that lyric?
Estuarie: That song and specifically that line come from lots of hardship, and anxiety. I (Graham) remember having a really hard time even finishing that song. I couldn’t play it live for quite some time because of how much emotion is attached to it. It all stems from a time when I was struggling with depression due to surrounding circumstances and that song was a huge coping method for me. All I wanted to do was get away from it all, and in doing so I pushed away a lot of people who were very dear to me—in the moment that I was having such a hard time determining whether or not isolating myself was right or not—thus what inspired that seemingly self contradictory line.
Andrew: You guys are very young and seem to be doing a great job at all of this. I’m sure there’s many options in your life right now with school and jobs. What’s the plan moving forward? Where does your music fall into place with all of that?
Estuarie: At the moment, the long term plan is to (hopefully) move to Asheville after this summer to keep pursuing this journey we have started. As far as school goes, we are both going to take some time off of that while we can afford to. We both are working normal jobs in coffee shops and such, as well as doing some filmscore work and getting our feet wet with things like that. Our music is the ultimate goal at the end of the day and it’s something we are both extremely passionate about. We plan on releasing one more EP and then eventually a full length album within the next two years.