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A Dirty Dozen with JOEY FACTOR from NEW DILEMMA – June 2020

| 24 June 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “New Dilemma is a modern rock band out of Orlando, FL. When the love for music brought some old friends—as well as fresh blood—together, that’s when a new adventure began. The journey for them is connecting their music to people that relate, and those people find solace in the songs. There are many stories to be told within this band, from terrible tragedies to soaring highs. The music is a true piece of them, which is evident in the live performance, from the digital ambiance to the driving guitar and drums with transparent lyrics that make you live through the songs with them.” We get singer Joey to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release. What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through? Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

I actually wanted to be very transparent with this EP and sorta let people see my process of getting through the hard times to see the light. What they might not grab instantly is that the song “Bury My Demons” is a day to day feeling for me right now, but it’s about getting through…

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

Honestly I am not sure, we have pictures floating around the family with microphone in hand front and center of the stage at about 4 years old so I think I was born wanting to be a musician… LOL.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

House Of Blues in Orlando, FL. Papa Roach came to town and their energy and stage presence changed everything for me. The way Jacoby demands a stage really set the bar for me as a performer and how I would approach playing live shows.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Greenday, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Panic At The Disco, and Chevelle.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

This might be a surprise but Pink! Her music has meant so much to my family as a whole for many different reasons, & hey I am here to shake the Rock scene around a little bit. LOL

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

Modern Rock with elements from many genres, we just made the music we wanted to hear without putting it in a box. I just let the haters hate.. LOL

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Ben’s cooking, Bobby is making cocktails and Clyde has the acoustic in hand. I am most likely cutting up and being sarcastic. LOL

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

I came face to face with Kelly Osbourne in NYC and before I could speak she was gone…

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Meeting people that just love music! I would own a taco stand, I mean everyone loves tacos.. LOL

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

What is your favorite taco? Chicken… lots of chicken I am just stoked people want to ask me questions.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

No because all the bumps in the road are what make you who you are and the music that spills from the heart that tells the story.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

F.E.A.R. from Proach, the music was just so relevant to my life at that time, it felt like he was reading my mind on some of it. Needless to say one of my favorite records of all time.





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