Tell us about the genesis of your project. How did you get to where you are now?
The project started after I graduated from college. In the beginning I don’t really think I had a reason for writing songs. I wanted to make songs people could connect with, songs that would help people find their way, that’s what music had done for me growing up but I was writing songs for the first time really. After we came out with our first EP things kinda just started moving in the right direction one step at a time. It took a while to find what really mattered to me and then find a way to put that into my songs though. At first we just took every chance we could and worked really hard. After a while it became something we felt like we could really go further with and we put everything we had into it and thankfully here we are.
What is the favorite song you wrote and why?
Tough question, I’d say ‘Stay With Me’ which is an unreleased track from our upcoming record is my favorite. I connected with it from the moment I started writing it. That doesn’t always happen for me with songs I write but this one every piece added to it just worked and the ending, well, you’ll just have to wait a little longer to hear for yourself. It’s a very personal song lyrically but I feel like there’s a lot of room in there for people to find themselves too.
Who are your all time musical icons?
Bob Dylan is my all time musical icon. I love his determination to be himself and the art that has come from that.
What are some things to do to keep your inspiration alive?
I don’t really believe in inspiration. I think everyday you get up and work and the ideas come, some are good, most are bad but eventually you get it right.
Who are you binge listening to these days?
I have been binge listening to Jose Gonzalez. His new singles are great and they reinvigorated my love for his music, been going back through the whole catalog. It’s my perfect summer chill out music.
Favorite movie or TV show?
Right now my favorite T.V. show is Ted Lasso, just brilliant comedy.
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about.
We recorded our latest full length in L.A. in August of 2019 right before the pandemic started. We held onto it during the pandemic and we’ve just started to release a few songs from it in preparation for it coming out later this year. It was a difficult decision to hold on to it but I think now I the right time for the world to hear it . Our newest release from that record is called “Let It All Go”.
Do you have any peculiar pre or post show rituals?
We watch baseball pre show when we’re playing shows during the MLB season. Mainly the Cleveland Indians (soon to be Guardians).
What’s the future looking like for you?
We have a new record coming out later this year and some singles, music videos and shows coming up. Hopefully live music is able to stay back up and running. Miss that a lot.
Who inspires your style and aesthetics?
I’m a big fan of the Patagonia vibe. I love everything they have going on, they manage the whole outdoor aesthetic really well, it doesn’t feel fake or forced, which I love. That kind of effortless identity, in my opinion, is very hard to pull off.
What is the achievement or moment in your career you are the most proud of and why?
Probably the fact we’re still making music over 10 years from the start. We’ve seen a lot of changes in the music industry, some that have made it real difficult to make art at all, and we’ve seen a lot of good bands come and go so the fact we’re still around at all is something we’re pretty proud of.
What do you think is the best way to make it as an artist nowadays?
I don’t think there is a “best” way. I think you take the opportunities you can until you find your niche and then roll with that as best you can.
What would you change in the music and entertainment industry especially after this past year?
I think if people love art and music, if they want it to be there for them when they need it most, then I think we need to find a better way to compensate artists for what they do. It’s laughable how little artists make given the incredible amount of time and effort that’s put into making something and getting it into the hands of people who will listen. Find a way to fairly pay for art