How did the band come to be?
Justin - I met Brandon in 2013. I was picking up some acoustic strings from a local music store before a gig one day and I mentioned to the salesman that I was trying to start a band. He got me in touch with Brandon and we’ve been together ever since. We’ve gone through a few lineup changes over the years, but we really cemented our sound and focus when Jalen joined us in 2018.
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
Brandon - We just released our new single, Ashes (January 2020), and we’re finishing up an EP. We’re working on a few collaborations with different artists and we’re hoping to have those released this year.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
Justin - That there is always hope. You’re important. You have value and you matter. There’s too much negativity in the world and my hope is that our music has a positive impact on the listener.
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
Justin - I really like to limit the amount of single use plastic I use. There are a lot of opportunities to create waste for the environment and I’m trying to limit how much I’m contributing to that.
What is your writing process like?
Justin - Typically, Brandon and I will get together with a few acoustic guitars. I’ll either already have lyrics and a melody, or will add one after we have a rough outline of the song. We’ll get with Jalen to add the rest and finish it up.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
Brandon - It's a constant struggle trying to play and create what pleases us all individually. We all have cool ideas that we're trying to mesh together through our own individual influences. At the end of the day, I guess magic happens. We blend pop styled vocal melodies with heavier, slightly progressive music.
Any tours coming up soon?
Jalen - We’re touring with Silvertung in February and Ventruss in April and June. Really looking forward to them!
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Jalen - We appreciate you checking us out! Hit us up on social media and see if we’re something you’re into.