Saul Treno: You have had quite a year with Beauty Is Betrayal haven't you?
Bri Cowgill: Honestly, we’ve had harder years, but this year is one for the books. Haha
ST: How has the band managed to keep their sanity and passion going for music through everything going on?
BC: Beauty was practicing constantly for five years, and with the world, as it is, we welcomed the necessary pause. We caught up on groundwork we held off, because of shows, and other things that demanded our attention. We can’t change how the world is at the moment, but we can make the best out of it, and that’s what we did. We still do today, we cannot give up hope.
ST: You released a cover earlier this year, correct? How did that come about?
BC: "Dark Horse" was released last year. Ryan (man with beard) & I were throwing around ideas for fun metal covers, and he comes back with Dark Horse by Katy Perry. It was a done deal after that, and I’m glad we did it.
ST: Do you find it easier or more difficult to do cover as opposed to your own material?
BC: It’s all tricky. It’s all a risk. The best thing you can do is try to be yourself as much as possible.
ST: How easy or complex is songwriting in general and when performing live have you ever forgotten the lyrics or melody, etc?
BC: Songwriting is a process. Every musician has different ways they operate in regards to writing music. Sometimes its easy, and sometimes its back and fourth to the drawing board.
As a whole band we’re guilty of mess up performing live. Haha, We’re human, and things happen.
Thinking of playing live... Do you have a personal favorite track you like to play live? Is it different sounding from the studio, or do you all keep true to both sides?
BC: I love performing Rebel which is a track we’re in the process of releasing. It’s one of our slowish songs, but that one is my personal favorite.
We keep it as true as possible. Whatever we record in the studio is what we play at our shows.
ST: Talk to us about the recent release "D.A.R.E.".Take us on the road it traveled.
BC: D.A.R.E. was a really fun track to write. We wanted a song that welcomed people to our family, and the rest is published on Youtube. Haha
ST: Is there normally any band discussion prior to a song being recorded that you all go through on how you all wanted to approach and produce?
BC: We’re all on the same page when writing a song. We ultimately want to create a song that our listeners will love.
ST: What does Beauty Is Betrayal have on track for this New Year? And plans coming with more music, a re-release perhaps?
BC: We want to release our next single, “Rebel.” Other than that, we have to see where next year takes us.
ST: Sign us off this year with some of your reflective thoughts over 2020.
BC: Never give up & never surrender.