Comprising 5 members with Gregory on drums, Aqil on bass, Earle on Guitar, Yu Hao on guitar and Kai on vocals. Doing experiments with metalcore, deathcore and all types of magical things for the fun of it.
How did you guys get together?
Kai: I was in class on the first day of school, I saw Greg and his friend talking about Motionless in White’s Abigail, so I decided to talk to them and show them a cover I of the song I posted on YouTube. The next week, he called me in to try out as a vocalist and I was with the band ever since.
Earle: Yu hao and I were looking for a drummer, being in a diploma that revolves around music. I thought there was bound to be a drummer somewhere along the fishies, surely enough after asking around a whatsapp group, Greg said he’d be up to jam for fun, we met Kai a few weeks later and we’ve been invertia ever since.
Yu Hao: I recall checking out Kai’s Youtube channel prior to Greg introducing him to us and thinking “This guy is insane.” I wish that we’d be able to find a vocalist of such caliber for the band, back then it was still just me, Earle, Greg and our old bassist. And what do you know, the next day Kai walked in the room, my face was kinda like this ༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ and the rest is history.
What inspires you to create the songs that you do?
Yu Hao: A lot of love for music and the drive to give life to the songs I imagine in my head.
Greg: I just want people to know that they are not alone when they listen to us.
Earle: Mostly djent bands/songs and breakdowns.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
Yu Hao: The “Let loose” feeling. The kind of feeling where you just want to give the finger to all your frustrations and say “It's time to fix this”.
Aqil: For those metal heads out there I hope they feel the tension in the songs we play and let loose. For the non metal heads, I hope they can groove along with the songs or maybe dance.
Why do you think fellow Singaporeans can relate to your music?
Kai: I think I've been writing a lot about world problems and personal problems. I think they can relate through personal problem. We all have problems anyways.
Earle: I think they can relate to it by just feeling the music, it gets you moving and as to what Yu Hao said, I think Singapore should let loose more.
Greg: Most of Invertia grew up here, so in a way I find we sort of know what's going on in most of our fellow Singaporeans' mind I think... I think.
What do you want your audience to take out after watching you perform live?
Kai: I want them to be good people. I want them to value and remember to not care about differences and just have fun. I want them to learn we are all different and there’s no need for any form of discrimination. Unless they are proper *ssh*les. F**k them then.
Yu Hao: I don’t think we are there yet. But eventually I hope Invertia’s performances can be an inspiration to others whether it is people who aspire to be musicians, or anyone who has a strong passion for something but are afraid to give it a shot. Cliché I know, but I feel strongly about this because, I know I’ve been there a lot and someday I want to say something like “look guys, even someone like me who has given up and backed out a million times made it”.
You've been on a journey with anaki. How have the last 6 months made you feel?
Yu Hao: I love how anaki is willing to take a risk at bands like us who have no music out online, no videos and had not even played a show once. It’s a ballsy move, but I’m thrilled to know that opportunities like this exist.
Kai: Anaki took a risk pulling us in. We just exposed ourselves to the world and Anaki led us through. They taught us a lot. They got to know us personally asking about the band. It's sick knowing that we can let loose with them. Cool bunch.
Earle: I think as a band who just debuted, Anaki has showed us the process of having a show. I think if we performed at other outlets, we might have just slacked off. anaki made sure we practiced and made us familiarize with our songs even more.
Greg: anaki gives a sh*t about us.
What are your hopes for Singapore circa 2050?
Kai: I hope from the bottom of my heart that we are able to express art more freely. More freedom of speech. Oh and the eradication of discrimination. It would be 2050, f**king live peacefully already.
Greg: I hope Singapore keeps its rich culture and traditions and stay safe and all that. Most importantly I hope them to still be listening to us hahaha.
Yu Hao: I hope that Singapore will continue to remain a safe country. And that the music and arts scene will continue to grow exponentially, providing a shit ton of opportunities for the many talents amongst us.
Earle: I hope that Singapore will be cheaper, it is VERY expensive to live here.
Aqil: I hope the artistic scene in Singapore will continue to grow to greater heights and also be more recognized around the world.