-Interview- Haivyn (9/23/23)

Haivyn talks about their love to write and perform music, being opemn to future plans and much more.


From: California
Sounds like: Progressive Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Haivyn" and is there any meaning behind it?

We all have our individual stories of how we started with music, but the ultimate point of that story is that we love to write music and perform. The name Haivyn literally doesn't mean anything. It's just a word we created that could basically only mean our band. There are some setbacks to that name because folks tend to search for the proper spelling of that pronunciation which is Haven. Fortunately, once you hear about us, you remember H.A.I.V.Y.N. .. Funny, over the years, if you search HAIVYN, you will find bikini lines and a bunch of kids named Haivyn. We like to pretend to take credit for them lol j/k!!

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

An experience of all emotions. We strive to give theatrical shows that induce every emotion you can have. Most importantly, all emotions lead to a release of excitement and that's our goal.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

The average listener will probably hear rock music with a memorable female vocalist and non-traditional bridges in the songs. It's sad but the average person won't get into something unless it's already noted as pop culture. No one wants to be the first person to discover something anymore, they just want to fit into a preexisting thing.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

That's an endless list. We've performed with many big bands during their primes and bands that have kept their nostalgia.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Not much, during the peak of the pandemic, we took the time to record and found areas in the California deserts that kept their doors open to perform and meet amazing people who were happy to be out having a great time. We actually did a pretty good interview in 2020 about this. It's available on our YouTube profile.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Alternative Rock?

Not sure, I think followers and numbers matter more than quality nowadays. I'm sure we're not 100% right about that, but it does play a factor.

7. What's the current music scene like there in California?

It literally depends on where you are in California. A million things can be going on near each other. No different than any other strip.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Average of 0.08 cents per stream and no one downloads anymore. Pretty self-explanatory. We always say, that if you are a musical artist for an income, you better have a day job too lol.

9. What's next for Haivyn?

Whatever happens. We're open to anything that is exciting and working with those with vision. We are always recording, performing, and writing. Maybe more video stuff should be a focus also.

10. Any shoutouts?

That's infinite so not going to start. Please visit our sites and there are many memorable stories there in posts & pictures. Big Thanks, FTD Entertainment for this fun experience. You are our shoutout!!!