circa survive and naming your art

circa survive is a band i like and when i came across this interview with guitarist colin frangicetto i gave it a listen. somewhere around 10 minutes they’re discussing song names and colin says that he thinks naming your art is an overlooked important part of making it

i liked it because i couldn’t agree more. i write stories and poems and make music and i’ve always put a lot of thought into the titles – from the songs to the albums, poems to the collections, even the names of characters. like colin says in the interview it’s like the trojan horse: the thing that makes you look and say “i’ll give that a try.” the title of a work sets a tone and compels you to keep going, and over time i think when you look at a body of work, you start to see a larger artistic statement come into focus which i think is really cool