Bob Dee is back with his band Petro with their new single Tell Me, which is lifted from their new album Up All Night.
I caught up with Bob to discuss the single, the reaction to the album and what lies ahead.
-Tell Me is the new single so what can we expect from the track?
This song is like an adrenaline rush, it feels like a rollercoaster So many emotions coming out, the fans are going to love it
-This track is off the new album Up All Night so how does the track introduce us to the rest of the record?
I wanted to start with the single this time, just total rock from the time the listener presses play to the very last note, to set the tone for the record
-There is a real pop/rock feel to the track so what can you tell us about the sound of the rest of the album for those who haven't heard it yet?
I tried to make it like a storybook, with high’s and low’s. It starts out with a power rocker, then a pop single, a sexy ballad and then ending with a few rockers to hit home
- The album is already out so how have you found the response to the new tracks so far?
This by far has been my best seller I am so pleased with the results I just want to keep playing and make my fans excited about seeing my band live.
- So what inspires you to write? I was reading that the first line of this track 'Throw a rock in the water, watch it ripple inside of me'. Was the catalyst for the rest of the track?
Yes, I was just having one of those days trying to get my feelings out. It is hard sometimes to make people listen to what I have to say. I tend to keep it all built up inside of me. So I let my music do the talking
- So how does the writing process work within the band - are you the main songwriter or do the other guys chip in as well?
I am the main songwriter, I take the finished song into rehearsals then we work on the song’s structure, and then into the studio.
- What sort of music/bands/artists are you enjoying at the moment?
I am enjoying a female artist by the name of Nikki Lane and the new Jack White album
- Bullets and Bandaids is one of your past albums so how have you seen yourself develop as a musician in that time and as a band?
That album was so successful. My video 'Outta My Face# was directed by MoMo Money a Malaysian director, he placed my video on MTV/ASIA.
After that release, we just kept touring and touring, it made us all start playing better and my voice grew stronger
- You have a growing fan base all over the world so for any fans reading this interview do you have a message for them?
I wanted to say thank you so much for your support and I look forward to playing for you this summer
- Finally what's coming up for you in the rest of 2012?
We are trying to make a ten minute film along with the new video to submit to film festivals, play as much as we can throughout the year and then go back into the studio.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw