A Work Of Fiction Explores New Tides with Self-Titled album
If you’ve been to a few pop-punk shows in Cleveland over the last half decade, there’s a very real chance that you’ve caught A Work Of Fiction on the ticket. I’ve watched A Work Of Fiction play main stage at the House of Blues, and I’ve seen them headline small basement alt bars in Akron. One thing I can tell you is, they’ve only gotten better with time. AWOF was nice enough to fill Song Plug in with all the deets on the new self-titled album on their horizon.
Q: You have a new single out, just this past month! Before we link our readers to your leadoff track “Tongue Tide”, what should they know about A Work Of Fiction, or the music they’re about to hear?
AWOF: A Work of Fiction has been a band for 6 years now. With 2 EP's under our belt. If you listen to our previous work, it sounds vastly different from album to album. As we mature as a band, things will continue to change. We decided that having fun was the main priority. "Tongue Tide" is a great representation of where we are at right now. We tried to take stuff we enjoyed from previous work and mesh it into our own unique sound. We think this is a good representation of the new A Work of Fiction.
Q: How long has the new album been in the works?
AWOF: Its It's been about a year now since we started really hitting this new album hard. It's our self titled album, so we want to get as creative as possible while still keeping it AWOF. Technically, some of these songs were just guitar riffs from years back. We shelved them back then, knowing that when the time came, we would bring them back and make them better than ever. Its It's that time now, and this self titled album will be a new chapter in A Work of Fiction. We are beyond excited to share it.
Q: Describe your new album with three emojis.
AWOF: *beer* *sushi* *poop*
Q: Is the new album the final landing place of where you want the sound of your music to be? Or is it a step to something more different?
AWOF: Its It's a step in a direction we haven't explored yet. We are getting in touch with our punk roots. Everything has evolved from what we were. From singular vocals to more call and response vocals, faster drumming, heavy guitar riffs, everything's new. We cant say it's the final landing place for our sound, this album is just another branch in the tree of AWOF music. If we're having fun, we are going to play it.
Q: So what’s on the calendar for AWOF? Any shows coming up or singles dropping?
AWOF:Currently we have a show on Cinco de Mayo at The Foundry in Lakewood, Ohio. After that, we are in the works of planning a tour heading west. We have toured to the east many times so we want to head out and see our friends in the west! As far as a new single goes, let's just say keep an eye on our social media's in the coming months.
Q: What is your favorite venue to play at in the Cleveland scene?
AWOF: Thats a tough one! We've played pretty much everywhere at this point. If we had to narrow it down, it'd probably be between Mahall's or The Grog Shop!
Q: Before we ask you to leave us with all the social media and music links, we need you to pick a side. Chicago style, or Brooklyn style pizza?
AWOF: Easy! Brooklyn. If we wanted Chicago style, we would just eat lasagna. Seriously though, both are great. Brooklyn style is just easier to fold!
Q: Awesome. Plug us all the links below!