Please describe to our audience how you came about on the music scene and what is the biggest difference between your first piece of music to your latest!
darcy: When I was in high school, I really wanted to do something that would make me feel like I belonged. I had a hard time making friends in high school; I grew up in a small town but always wanted to be part of something bigger. For me, that was the music scene. It’s crazy how much we’ve changed recently. We’ve begun a new era of music, and are excited to display our work to you all in the new year!
zane: Music has always been in my family, starting with my dad who plays guitar, so I started from a young age doing percussion in band from about fourth grade all the way through high school. I started playing guitar when I was about fifteen and I haven’t stopped since. I have learned a ton since starting guitar and have played on several songs and recordings since starting college.
nate: Ever since I was a kid, music has always comforted me, so I chose to make it a larger part of my life in school. Starting with guitar ensemble and moving to choir and picking up bass on the side, by high school when Darcy asked me to play, of course I said yes!
What are you doing to push a positive message as the year comes to an end and there is a new beginning coming up with this new year?
darcy: I’ve always been a huge sucker for the “new year, new me” mentality, but I think it does work! There are changes I know we want to make as a band, and so this new year is as good a time as any to get started on those.
zane: I usually don’t have a resolution outside of take what was positive from last year and try to find a way to expand on that. I’m simply trying to always be the best version of myself that I can be!
logan: Be yourself, do not let anyone tell you differently, and never stop creating something new.
nate: The new year is a good way to give yourself a mental reset, and start fresh. Just like working on a project and you have to step away and come back with a fresh mental state, only this time the project is you.
Are there any rituals you have developed over the years that are helpful for any upcoming changes happening?
darcy: I think our producer wyatt says it best: there’s no need to rush a release. I think this industry has a very big “get it done” mentality, and I think sometimes that’s the exact opposite of what music needs.
zane: trust the process, and trust the people you’re working with, which is very easy with the group of people what i’m working with. Wyatt is a natural visionary, and he knows the sound we’re trying to get as a band. He easily takes our visions and brings them to life!
logan: I have only began to record one song but, I hope for many more!
nate: “teamwork makes the dreamwork” is a cliche for a reason, it’s because it’s true! Releasing music takes an army!
Could you talk about a success that happened this year that you would attribute to all your hard work?
darcy: This year has been really great for us in a lot of ways. We’ve played some really great shows with some incredible bands like ripe and the collection which have been incredible experiences.
zane: I think the biggest successes for us this year have been our live shows. We opened for a fantastic band called The Collection in kansas city, and earlier in the year we played at the castle theater in bloomington il, opening for a band called Ripe!
nate: This year we’ve been able to play bigger and better shows than ever before, and i think that’s a testament to the work we’ve all put in!
Could you talk about an obstacle that you persevered through?
darcy: something I don’t think is talked about enough is issues within bands, and we really saw that this year. We’ve had a turnover of members and I, at some points, really thought we might not be able to keep the band going, but we persevered, and figured it out. It’s so important to keep a good head on your shoulders and remember that you can work through just about anything.
zane: We went through several member changes pretty rapidly which caused obstacles for us. It was stressful for me because I was the result of one of those changes and I simply didn’t see that coming. Nevertheless I am happy to have been able to fill the need and have fun making music with great people!
nate: Finding balance between the band and the rest of our lives and goals within it has been a big obstacle, but we’ve all persevered, even if we had to bring on some new amazingly talented people!
How do you think these experiences have helped you shape your career and approach your music?
darcy: It’s made us closer as a band, and it’s made me realize how important it is to communicate. So many issues stem from things as simple as bad communication, which is rarely ever caused by malicious intent.
zane: It definitely did make us closer as a band, and taught me that change is sometimes necessary for success.
nate: It has reinforced some important work values in us like communication, personal limits, etc.
How do you continue to develop your community of fans over the years?
darcy: Consistency is key. never let them down. fans are what keep you going. without people to listen to you, you’re nothing. you have to remember how incredible they are, how kind they are, and how much they mean to you.
zane: Playing shows is very important because it gives you the chance to really see your fanbase and interact with them. People are always looking for those connections with the artists they love, and a live event is the best way to do it!
nate: we love our fans and never want to let them down! without their support, interest, and excitement over what we do, it wouldn’t be possible! Thank you to the fans reading!! 🙂
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