Updated: Oct 25, 2018
2018 is an interesting year to play music for a living. We’re all on an equal playing field. Whether you’re into; mumble rap, bubble gum pop, or Heavy Metal Polka, thanks to the ever expanding reaches of the internet you can find an audience. With this change there comes a bottomless well of choices one must make when entering this career. No longer is it the formulaic approach it once was (play some bars, get discovered, get a million bucks to record an album, rinse and repeat) as an artist you have to do a little of everything to get by. Above every marketing strategy you’ll read. Above every Instagram influencer you’ll ask for a shoutout. Above every YouTube tutorial you’ll replay, the hardest thing you’ll ever do is figure out what part of your journey you’re going to be in the driver’s seat for, and what part your going to be holding onto the dash for dear life.
Taylor and I have decided, after literal years, that we KNOW our journey is headed into the logical direction of an RV purchase. At 22 and 19 years of age we aren’t concerned with the prospect of getting an apartment in the city or buying a house in the country. We want to have, and eat, this delicious cake of music industry. We’re loners by choice. She’s my whole world and after, almost, 4 years we aren’t sick of each other yet, so let’s try our luck on the road for a few years. This wasn’t an over-night decision, but with the eclectic style that we play (often times we cringe and say Jazz or wince and say Indie-folk) we figured Madison Square garden wasn’t going to line up on year two of our seven year plan.
We chose this life. Taylor can sing pretty much every style of music (never heard her try death metal) and I’m pretty confident in most styles (death metal included) so we could have gone the route of trying to keep our songs under 3 minutes and hitting the chorus in the first 30 seconds, but it’s just not us. We’re confident we’re going to achieve our dream of being able to tour sold out theatres and be able to play music all around the world, but we want to do it our way. We want to travel and make friends not “contacts.” We want to gain relationships, not “followers.” And we want to share every step of our journey across every platform not because we want to market to you, but because we want to inspire you to do the same.
4 years ago I didn’t know how to press the record button on garage band, Taylor didn’t know the first thing about graphic design, and neither one of us knew what it meant to be full time musicians. But we knew we wanted it, and we knew we were impatient enough to try and do it all on our own terms.
Not alone, we owe a lot of thanks to a lot of people who have helped us every step of the way. But these people have come into our lives because they believed in what we are, not what they could make us. That is all the difference.
Peace, love and Unity
Ya’ll take care now