What is your name and role within Petric?
Jason Petric, guitarist, singer, songwriter… and I do all the grunt work
How did Petric form?
The evolution of Petric continues to roll. Petric really took shape in the summer of 2013. At the time it was the “Jason Petric” project. I had a few solo albums out, and was doing my best to dig into the industry. Jordan and I were gigging all over Manitoba. Bars, clubs, festivals, every opportunity we could get to perform, we took it. Tom started making guest appearances at all these shows. He would come up to sing a song or two, and it was always those songs that sounded the best. The chemistry, the harmonies, the energy that the 3 of us had when performing those songs, it was undeniable. Shortly after that, we committed to changing the project to PETRIC.
Where are you currently based?
Winnipeg MB is where we have always been out of, and continue to call home.
How has your COVID experience been so far?
I think most of the band has quite enjoyed having the summer home. No traveling, no rehearsals, extra time with the family. Its all good. Fortunately, everyone has been healthy, and we’ve had this new music to prepare.
You have a single ‘Deja Vu’ out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
I always thought the title Deja Vu was cool. This song was written years ago. We had really really wanted this track to be part of the 18 Ends EP, but it never happened at that time. This song really grew into the song it is now over a lot of time, and of effort. Our band, and producer really helps us a lot with finding the sound at times, and this song was definitely a collaboration from everyone
How did you go about writing De Ja Vu?
We wrote this song with Seth Mosely, and Brad Rempel from High Valley a few years ago. It was an awesome experience to work with both those guys. I think we all knew this song was going to get recorded one day. It instantly felt good.
You also have a new album on the way, please tell us about the song writing process and what the album means to you:
This album means absolutely everything to us. This album is PETRIC. We must have written 50 songs for this project, and listened to 50 more. The band, Tom, Jordan, our drummer Jon Plet, bassist Ben Mak, and myself, we rehearsed for months, leading up to every studio session. We challenged each other every step of the way(and it wasn’t always friendly). So to be here now, and feel very satisfied with the music, it’s a great feeling of accomplishment.
Where and when did you record/produce?
We recorded at Bedside Studios in Winnipeg. We flew our producer Chris Baseford up a couple times(Once in the middle of January when it was -40…sorry dude).
What programs/instruments did you use and how did you approach the recording process?
I’m pretty sure we didn’t use any spoons… everything else made it haha
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Chris Cornell. His voice has really found a home in my soul the last few months.
What do you like to do away from music?
Family. I’m newly married to a lovely girl named Laura. I have a step daughter named Hunter, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. There’s a lot of love in our house, and its the only thing that I want to be doing.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
Like you mentioned, we have a new album coming out. We’ve shot 2 music videos already. 1 more needs to be filmed. We’ve already started to discuss getting back into the studio for February. We have a few more songs we want to get out of us.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
The Forks/The Common in Winnipeg. The Forks has always been the meeting place in Manitoba. It’s got such a cool atmosphere. It’s my favorite place in Winnipeg forsure.