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Our podcast talks about the stars before they were stars. We are the backstage pass to the music industry for our listeners.

Adam & Tera Lisicky


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    Interview with Riley Pearce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 38:32

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Riley Pearce over Zoom video.An introspective singer-songwriter, Riley Pearce often writes about his difficulty coping with change and his love-hate relationship with nostalgia. With family spread across the globe and his own stretches of living in a number of different cities, Riley's lyrics reflect that all too human need for connection. His honest songwriting and relatable storytelling has resonated both in Australia and overseas, with over 60 million streams to date. An in-demand live touring artist, Riley has sold out headline shows around the world and supported the likes of Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Lifehouse, The Paper Kitesand Lucy Rose.For his EP” Love and All That Stuff”, Riley steps out of his comfort zone and showcases a different style with a 5-track collection of love songs. ‘This EP is all about journeying through life alongside someone you love, the ups and downs of a relationship, constantly trying to improve yourself for them, planning a future together, and letting someone eat the last chip because you know they'd appreciate it.'After a long lockdown in Melbourne, Riley moved back to his hometown of Perth with his long-term girlfriend and their new puppy. Exploring the theme of love properly for the first time was a big step for Riley. “I hope people really connect with the EP, and that they don't cry too much. And if this EP puts me in the good books with my partner, well that would be a nice bonus.”We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #RileyPearce #LoveAndAllThatStuff #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Yours Truly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 44:42

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Yours Truly over Zoom video!Alternative bright lights Yours Truly have unveiled their new single and music video “Lights On.” At just shy of three minutes long, 'Lights On' is fiery and to-the-point, while sticking around long enough to firmly cement itself in the listener's head. Fans can check out the music video now at https://youtu.be/BVHi5aZRsq8 and stream the track at https://yourstruly.orcd.co/lightson. About Yours Truly: Australia's Yours Truly are 2022's must-watch in the alternative scene. Huge international touring credits, media and radio trailblazing and a burgeoning brood of fans are just some of the successes that back this band, but it's the knack for punchy songwriting and performance deep in their DNA that makes this four-piece really tick. From their hometown in Sydney, Yours Truly first broke out with their 2019 EP Afterglow (hear its standout singles “Circles” and “High Hopes”) and went on to spend the rest of the year gracing stages including Download UK, Riot Fest, and Good Things and supporting rock heroes including Sum 41 and State Champs on their international quests. In 2020 the band followed with their full-length Self Care, which saw the band awarded a laundry list of accolades including triple j's Feature Album and Tone Deaf's Record Of The Week, alongside band nominations for Rolling Stone's ‘Best New Artist' and ‘Best International Breakthrough Band' at the UK Heavy Awards. Following the arrival of their urgent, pulsing and frustration-filled single “Walk Over My Grave” in the latter half of 2021, 2022 finds the group stepping into a new era with the unveiling of “Lights On”. Short, sharp and instantly memorable, Yours Truly continue to knock it out of the park ahead of more new music this year. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #YoursTruly #MikailaDelgado #LightsOn #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with The Wrecks (The Wrecks Return!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 46:12

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The Wrecks over Zoom video.The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig which defines made up words for indescribable emotions classifies the neologism “sonder” as the “profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passing in the street, has a life as complex as one's own." The Wreck's vocalist/producer Nick Anderson landed on "Sonder" as the title of their sophomore album, which is out now via Big Noise Music Group.The band's most recent singles, the sparkling post-breakup anthem “Lone Survivor” and liberating alt-rock track “I Love This Part,” showcase that they've fully honed-in on and embraced their characteristic genre bending alt-rock, as well as having evolved and matured their sounds for this triumphal venture of a second album. Anderson says that experimenting with minor keys and calculated lyrics.On Sonder, there's not only their distinctive witty, frantic genre-bending tracks (“Sonder,” “Don't Be Scared,” “Unholy,” “Ugly Side”), but also their take on mesmerizing alt-rock love/loss ballads (“Where Are You Now?,” “Dystopia,” “Unrequited,” “No Place I'd Rather Be,” “Normal”).Sonder follows the release of the band's 2016 debut EP We Are The Wrecks (their first single “Favorite Liar” currently has 36 million+ streams on Spotify), their 2018 Panic Vertigo EP, their 2020 Static EP as well as their 2020 debut LP Infinitely Ordinary (58 million+ streams on Spotify). The Wrecks continue to rack up the massive fan base that has already given their top five singles on Spotify over 80 million listens. Poised for a wide-open road ahead of them, Nick Anderson and The Wrecks continue to charge into the limelight. Not too shabby for a kid from Wellsville, just two hours south of nowhere. The Wrecks begun as vocalist/producer Nick Anderson's sole endeavor and has since been rounded out by Aaron Kelley (bass), Nick “Schmizz” Schmidt (guitar) and Billy Nally (drums). The Wrecks also collaborated on a select number of tracks off Sonder with producers Westen Weiss (Meek Mill, Camila Cabello, Post Malone) and Dillon Deskin (Flo Rida, Will Sparks, Different Heaven, Myrne) to expand their sound.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TheWrecks #Sonder #WeAreTheWrecks #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Future Palace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 46:39

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Future Palace over Zoom video.Future Palace just released their brand new album “Run” via Arising Empire and have shared the video for "Dead Inside”.The song appears on the band's sophomore album Run. Get the album, which has been receiving increased attention from radio and press, such as SiriusXM, Idobi, American Songwriter, Bringin' It Backwards, A&P Reacts, Good Noise, and more, here. The release comes in CD, limited colored vinyl, and bundle formats."Dead Inside" is about the aftershocks from a toxic relationship that not only left its mark in the past, but also raises the question of how to deal with it after the fact."At the beginning of 'Dead Inside,' there was the personal experience that there are people who justify their behavior by saying that they are irrevocably and emotionally cold," says guitarist Manuel. "The track deals with a sometimes tragic situation both — lyrically and instrumentally. It reflects inner turmoil, helplessness, and anger at the same time.""Dead Inside" is the kind of song that begs to be played live, as well. "The new songs not only sound different," he continues. "They also came from different feelings. We are therefore particularly looking forward to the live shows — because capturing these feelings in music is one thing. Being able to share and express them directly is another." This is music that wants to be heard and felt — always and everywhere.For the music video, Future Palace worked with Peter Leukhardt (Annisokay, Beyond the Black, and Rising Insane.)Run was produced by Julian Breucker and Annisokay guitarist Christoph Wieczorek, who also mixed and mastered the record.The album explores the aftermath of a toxic relationship in a stunning and vulnerable way. The struggle with one's own salvation is only the beginning — even after escaping from a tough situation. The band sets these painful processes to music in dramatic post-hardcore fashion, which atmospherically reproduces the ups and downs of emotions. Kindred sonic spirits are Holding Absence, Spiritbox, While She Sleeps, Bring Me The Horizon, and Pvris.Future Palace released their debut Escape via Arising Empire and have since accumulated several million streams across streaming platforms.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #FuturePalace #Run #DeadInside #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Nick Mulvey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 42:07

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Louis Knight over Zoom video. New Mythology is the third album from Mercury Prize-nominated artist Nick Mulvey and his first in 5 years. Out today on Verve Forecast (Fiction Records in the UK), the record was recorded in Paris with renowned producer Renaud Letang (Manu Chao, Feist, Connan Mockasin) and is a stunning 13 track collection brimming with Nick's innate musicality and insatiable curiosity about the connection between humans and the planet we live on. The album was featured this morning on NPR's New Music Friday, with Robin Hilton saying It might be my favorite record of the week…almost like living room recordings that start very quiet but then they'll bloom in these beautiful ways." “The Gift” was also just featured as a Song of the Day on KUTX and Mulvey's interview with Variance Magazine ran yesterday.Journeys come in a myriad of forms. Nick Mulvey knows this, he's been on many since he released his sophomore album Wake Up Now. Be it a change in geographical scenery – a physical move of home from the UK to Ibiza, and back – to the sea-sawing wonder and vulnerability of the everyday human experience; in this case becoming a father and navigating the pandemic. Most pertinent though, when it comes to his powerful songwriting, has been his journey to compute the scope and scale of his feelings: an attempt to embody the personal all the way to the planetary – and grasp their true inseparability. Nick Mulvey has come a long way since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album First Mind in 2014. A musician, composer and producer, he has amassed a staggering 587 million streams globally, the equivalent of half a million albums sold and has completely sold out his first headline UK tour since before the pandemic, including his headline show at London's Koko. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #NickMulvey #WakeUpNow #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Louis Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 57:11

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Louis Knight over Zoom video. Singer/Songwriter Louis Knight is ready to heat up the charts with his new heartfelt single “Burn This All Down.” The single was released along with a must-watch fiery music video. “Burn This All Down” details Louis' personal journey over the past couple of years, taking a step back from his love of music during the height of the pandemic due to the difficulty of the industry highs and lows. After feeling lost and consumed by fear, Louis was able to find his niche sound and rebuild himself from the ground up as the one-of-a-kind artist he was truly meant to be. The new song marks the first page of Louis' next chapter of music: an emotionally charged 6-track EP to be released later this year. The British-born, Philadelphia-raised, and currently LA-based music artist began his musical journey as a Top 7 finalist on Season 18 of ABC's American Idol. After wowing the judges each week with his gut-wrenching vocals and lyrical storytelling capabilities, Louis was brought back as a Comeback Contestant for Season 19 where he made it to the Top 12. Upon leaving the show, Louis released his debut original single “Change” – which amassed over 1-Million streams across all music platforms. His passion and talent led him to work with music industry icons including 6x Grammy-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer (Coldplay/John Mayer), as well as talented music producer Matt Weber. Having an eclectic range of influences including Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan, James Arthur, Dean Lewis, and Tom Grennan; Louis brings a unique and authentic sound while writing music that speaks to the universal longings of hope and perseverance. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #LouisKnight #BurnThisAllDown #AmericanIdol #Season18 #ABCAmericanIdol #Top7 #AI #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Sammy Arriaga

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 46:05

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Sammy Arriaga over Zoom video.Cuban Country singer Sammy Arriaga recently sold over $250,000 worth of his first music NFTs, and he is empowering independent artists to build their music careers on their own without the approval and dependence of a music label. “The time for the Independent artist is now. I don't care if any label out there doesn't think you have ‘star quality.' No one should ever do this with the mentality of being signed or becoming famous,” stated the Miami-born singer. “Artist friends: We have no excuses now. We have all the assets we need to make this happen. Get to work, quit bitchin' and share your art. You could be sitting on a goldmine and you don't even know it. Thanks to the power of web3, we're going to be able to amplify the music experience by bringing back the old school ‘Fan Club' and sprinkling the future on it.” Make sure to pre-save Sammy Arriaga's new song, “Chevy Bel Air” We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #SammyArriaga #NFT #ChevyBelAir #Web3 #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Elise Hayes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 34:02

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Elise Hayes over Zoom video.Elise Hayes combines infectious pop and R&B melodies with heartfelt and meaningful subject matter. She first sparked attention by having many songs featured on TV shows, such as ABC's “Grey's Anatomy,” The CW's “Charmed,” MTV's “Siesta Key,” and more. The gifted singer-songwriter has further written songs for other prominent artists (Lucie Silvas, Jill Andrews) and has toured the country as a professional keyboard player and background singer (Carly Pearce).‍No stranger to the stage, Elise Hayes has been performing since the age of 12. She attended the esteemed Berklee College of Music, and soon after graduating, relocated to Nashville to pursue a career as an artist and a songwriter. “My journey in the music industry has been quite eclectic. I've accomplished many things that I'm incredibly proud of, and a lot of that has to do with the many hats I've been able to wear. Wether it's been producing, touring, or recording, I've really diversified myself as a musician which reaches back to my artistry in a really beautiful way. I feel more empowered as an artist because of the skills I've picked up along the way.”‍Having garnered critical acclaim, airplay on SiriusXM, major Spotify playlist placements, and features on national television with her previous singles “Giving Up,” “Float,” and “Breathe,” Elise is ready to pick up where she left off with the release of her self-produced EP, “Human Heart", coming out in May. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #EliseHayes #humanheart #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Ethan Jewell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 50:55

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Ethan Jewell over Zoom video.Ethan Jewell's raw and emotional poetry is guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings. At only 19 years old, Ethan is pioneering his way through a new genre, which he likes to call “Musical Poetry”. With elegant, carefully chosen words that blend perfectly with the delicate sound of his piano, Ethan aims to ignite intense emotion in anyone who dares to listen. Ethan is still new to all of this- releasing his first songs only months after starting his Tiktok account in late 2019, he found inspiration to create in the people who took the time to listen and connect. Hardly two months after he began posting on the platform, his song “Bouquet” went viral- with the original video boasting 5 million+ views and the track at 4 million streams on Spotify and counting. A passionate advocate for mental health awareness, Ethan has worked to create a space for others to share and understand their emotions- even when it's difficult to do so. “I simply want people to understand that they must feel their feelings, no matter how uncomfortable that may be” Ethan is super excited to share his new single,"Why Am I Not Better".Here's what he had to say about it: "When I began making music several years ago, I also began my journey of mental health recovery. The difficult part about recovery is that it is often hard to see the progress you've made. I found myself asking, over and over again, “Why am I not better?”. After dealing with this frustration for months, I finally decided to turn it into art and create this song".We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #EthanJewell #WhyAmINotBetter #Bouquet #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Quarters of Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 46:02

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Quarters Of Change over Zoom video.Buzzy rock quartet Quarters Of Change release their new single + video “Chloe”. The catchy track features crooning vocals and an infectious guitar riff, complete with a tangible energy that demands listeners undivided attention. The cinematic visual showcases the group's undeniable stage presence. Previous single ”T Love” further showcased the group's relatability, capturing the feeling of falling in love with a person who is just out of reach. With the streets of New York City as the backdrop, Quarters of Change took fans on a journey through their hometown. “T Love” came off the back of “Jaded”, the band's first release off of their forthcoming album, out this Spring. The track quickly went viral on TikTok, leading to a 200% increase in daily streams. As another exciting piece of the Quarters Of Change story, the band's original song “Mr. Wallace”, was recently used as the end title to all 6 episodes of Race: Bubba Wallace, out now on Netflix.About Quarters of Change:Quarters of Change is the Lower-East-Side quartet leading the charge on New York City's rock resurgence, and redefining what it means to be a rock star.Composed of Ben Acker, Attila Anrather, Jasper Harris, and Ben Roter, Quarters of Change started in 2017 as a high school cover band, performing iconic rock songs of the 90s and 00s. It wasn't until their junior year that they began writing original material, pulling influence from groups like The Strokes and Rage Against The Machine, and creating their own original sound. Within a year, the band had signed a deal with Elektra Music Group/300 Entertainment, released streaming favorites like “Kiwi," and played sold out shows at renown venues like Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall.Now, armed with a record deal and an undeniable slew of songs, Quarters of Change is poised to be alternative rock's next big thing. Keep an eye out for their self-written debut LP, Into The Rift, with contributions from legendary producer Tom Lord-Alge, coming Spring 2022.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #QuartersOfChange #IntoTheRift #Chloe #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with POSEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 39:22

    We had the pleasure of interviewing POSEY over Zoom video.Canadian Billboard charting goth-pop meets whimsical alt rock artist POESY. Entitled "Still Breathing", the song is the first single off of her forthcoming full length. While the first half of the album touches on a lot of life's anxieties as we move through trauma, "Still Breathing" realizes the power in forging ahead after a challenging time. Paired with punk-rock guitars and a soaring chorus, POESY procroclaims: “cause you're nothing, and I'm still breathing.” POESY has received acclaim from Billboard, Nylon, Ones to Watch and was chosen to write the original anthem for the Canadian Games 2022. POESY is the solo project of classically trained singer, songwriter and pianist, Sarah Botelho. She was discovered after she appeared on the first season of hit Canadian music competition show, THE LAUNCH. Her incredible breakout performance propelled POESY to new heights yet unseen, landing her a major label deal with Big Machine Records and an opportunity to collaborate with esteemed composer and producer Stephan Moccio (Celine Dione, Avril Lavigne) on her debut single ‘Soldier of Love' . This release charted in the Billboard Top 40 and was followed by a four-track long EP entitled Glass Box Confessional. Her singles “Body Language” and “Strange Little Girl” debuted in the Top 20 at Rock Radio. Classically trained in both singing and piano from the tender age of 4, the musical world has become POESY's playground, having had vast experience in musical theatre, numerous rock bands and even operatic singing. By pairing inspiration from her favourite novels with an air of vulnerability from her own experiences, POESY unleashes her signature siren sound, filled with big drums & bittersweet melodies. POESY has had the recent honour to write and record an original anthem for Canada Games 2022, which she will perform at the opening and closing ceremonies this summer. Her most recent project - her debut LP I Exist - was made in collaboration with UK producer Stephen Lipson (Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish) and explores themes of betrayal and the journey back to one's truest self. Her live show is a choir girl gone rogue – with her whimsical outfits and charming storytelling, she commands your attention and pulls you headfirst into every song. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #POSEY #StillBreathing #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Bailey Tomkinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 30:09

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Bailey Tomkinson over Zoom video.St. Ives-based singer and songwriter Bailey Tomkinson recently released her highly-anticipated EP Califonia Fire. Returning with the warming track "Deja Vu". The woozy americana-toned single effuses elegance with its charming instrumentation and softly sung lyricism reared deep from Bailey's evocative emotions. Unravelling a melancholic, almost lullaby-like chorus, "Deja Vu" gifts us with a hazy concoction of shimmering guitars, soothing drums and gentle harmonies - a combination of pure bliss. Mixed by John Cornfield (Oasis, Muse) and produced by Gareth Young (Sugababes), "Deja Vu" shares the impressive strength of Bailey's heartfelt songwriting whilst also showcasing an artist confident in her musicality. First making headlines in 2020 when she beat both Dua Lipa and The Pussycat Dolls to the #1 spot on the iTunes video charts despite being an unsigned artist, Bailey has since been featured in The Daily Mail, The Times, Cornwall Live, The Financial Times, The Independent, BBC Radio 4 and more for her 2021 single "Bright Red". Criticising a local hotel for the destruction of coastal headland for G7 meeting space - something which recently saw an appeal work in her favour - Bailey's passion for the environment and protecting her homeland resonated with those who backed her single to reach #1 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Bailey has already announced that she'll be playing a variety of festivals this summer including The Great Escape, Wilderness, Spring Classic, Rock Oyster and Altitude. Bailey's forthcoming EP California Fire is out now. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #BaileyTomkinson #californiafire #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Cory Singer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 35:04

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Cory Singer over Zoom video!New Jersey native, singer-songwriter Cory Singer, recenlty released a new music video for the song, “Break of Dawn”. Cory Singer has become a social media & TikTok sensation as an autism advocate, coining the phrase “Let's Normalize Autism”. With over 404k followers and 13 million likes (TikTok) and full verification across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Cory promotes positivity by inspiring others with his unique brand, music, and personal experiences having autism himself. His latest single “Break of Dawn” takes his fans from his lonely heartbreak of not having someone to love and accept him (Someone) to his current status of finding the right “one.” Some of Cory's accomplishments include BRAVO TV's singing competition "The Kandi Factory," winning the grand prize (single and music video release). Multi Grammy Award winner Kandi Burruss penned Cory's winning song “I Can Do Anything." Cory was nominated for Best Vocal Performance in 2013 for his role in Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance in Broadway World Magazine. He also received a 2011 NJ Perry Award Nomination for his role in "Seussical The Musical" (The Mayor). Additionally, he is on the board of directors for the I Am Able Foundation and an ambassador for Sound Mind Network. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #CorySinger #Autism #AutismAwareness #ICanSoAnything #BreakOfDawn #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with XYLØ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 41:01

    We had the pleasure of interviewing XYLØ over Zoom video.XYLØ's long-awaited debut album unamerican beauty is out now. Track 1, the title track of the album which is accompanied by a captivating music video, ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRCU4ErcQ7s ) , is a perfect introduction to the overall theme of the album—the many highs and lows of living the so-called “American Dream”. XYLØ sings over the haunting dark pop instrumentation “we got the dreamers disease / And this feeling is lethal / Nowhere I'd rather be / A sunny place for shady people.” It's dripping with clever satire, as are other standout tracks on the album, such as “red hot winter” and “starfucker”. Another track that is sure to be a fan favorite is the last one on the album, “driving”. The pulsing ballady beat and wistful, velvety vocals are reminiscent of some of XYLØ's older releases, and the song embodies a feeling that many of us can relate to—the comfort of going for a directionless drive and letting the radio blare, drowning out the noise in your head. XYLØ sings “this seat belt is the closest I've felt to real arms around me” and “I think I'll keep this car forever, the stereo sounds so fucking good.” XYLØ Co-written and produced by long-time collaborator Lee Newell, the album follows singles “red hot winter”, “sugar free rush”, “sweetheart” and “aliens”. The music video for “sweetheart” premiered on Rolling Stone (along with the album release date announcement), while the David Lynch-esque music video for the album's lead single “aliens” had fans incredibly excited for the rest of the album rollout. XYLØ also posted a cryptic album teaser before any music released, setting the stage for the debut album. XYLØ's fans have been after the album for years, and the wait has finally come to an end. They've been rewarded for their patience and dedication with a jam-packed album release month full of surprises.Born and raised in the suburban outskirts of Los Angeles, XYLØ aka Paige Duddy found breakthrough success with brooding debut EP America in 2015, featuring viral hit “Afterlife”. Following a string of sold out one-off headline shows, a platinum record with The Chainsmokers and over 350 million streams on Spotify alone, XYLØ has been described by Nylon Magazine as the “queen of dark pop”. Before finishing her first headline tour in 2019 with sold out shows across the US and UK, XYLØ launched her own indie label Pretty Records where she has since released four successful EPs, pretty sad (2019), yes & no (2019), The Ganglands Of My Heart (2020) and OUTSIDERS CLUB (2020). Now all focus is on the long-awaited debut album unamerican beauty. With her unapologetic lyric-driven songs covering themes of loneliness, self-discovery and feeling like an outsider, XYLØ has cultivated a loyal fanbase around the world. Paige grew up in a large musical family. Her grandfather was a jazz drummer and percussionist who was a huge influence on her interest in music. She started writing and recording music with her brother and in 2015 they released their first song, “America”, which led to them signing with Sony's Disruptor Records. After a couple years as a duo they decided to split. Paige continued solo as XYLØ and began releasing music independently. Said Paige “My career started from 0 again and suddenly for the first time in my career I was able to make my own decisions.” Long-time co-writer Lee Newell (former frontman of the bands Viva Brother and Lovelife) has continued to work on the project as co-writer and producer We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #XYLØ #unamericanbeauty #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Dida Pelled

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 41:56

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Dida Pelled over Zoom video. Brooklyn-based, Native Tel-Avivian, Dida Pelled, is widely regarded as the greatest jazz guitarist this side of the Mississippi. Pelled's ambitions took shape as a child, when, entranced by bebop, she sequestered herself from the world and resolved to master guitar, later earning a spot in the Israeli Army band before training at the New School on a scholarship to study jazz.She quickly made a name for herself in the New York jazz scene, recording with Jazz masters like Roy Hargrove and Gregory Hutchinson and touring the world. As her jazz star rose, Pelled felt a pull toward classic American songwriting, shifting her direction and redefining her voice.Love Of The Tiger, Pelled's upcoming album, is the product of a jazz prodigy gone rogue. The record was recorded both in isolation at her home and at Eli Crews' studio in upstate NY, alongside engineer Phil Weinrobe (Adrianne Lanker, Damien Rice), Guy Paz on drums and Andrew Forman on additional guitar. Love Of The Tiger is a love letter to the obscure, weaving across genres, twisting and turning with Pelled's ever-expanding range of musical abilities and interests.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #DidaPelled #LoveOfTheTiger #lgbtq #LGBTQ+ #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Luke Reyven

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 37:33

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Luke Revyn over Zoom video.Rising pop-alternative star Luke Reyvn follows the success of his breakout single with“White Lies,” a new collaboration with the singer, rapper, and TikTok star Lil XXEL. A propulsivepop anthem about deception in relationships. The collaboration came about after Reyvn postedan “open verse challenge” on his TikTok, leading Lil XXEL to contribute to the track. Revyn cuts a striking first impression befitting of his painfully complicated past - but his story isalso a triumphant one: a troubled teen who got the help he needed and bravely got on a planeto pursue his pop star dreams. Revyn grew up in Hawaii where he immersed himself in artistic expression, participating inschool theater, band, and chorus programs while playing in fledgling punk bands around theregion. As a young teen, he was unaware of his clinical depression and his learning disabilitiesand directed his frustrations outwardly. He faced brushes with the law, pushed his family andfriends away, and dropped out of college fed up with the monolithic curriculum. Upon leaving college, Revyn made the courageous decision to clean up. During thistime, he immersed himself in music and put in hours learning how to produce, mix, and study the art of songwriting. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #LukeRevyn #LilXXEL #WhiteLies #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Winona Oak (Winona Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 54:23

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Winona Oak over Zoom video.Acclaimed singer-songwriter Winona Oak has announced today's release of her long-awaited debut album, Island of the Sun, available everywhere now via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.Island of the Sun further includes such critically acclaimed highlights as “Jojo,” “Baby Blue,” “Break My Broken Heart,” “Piano In The Sky,” and the album's stunning title track, “Island of the Sun,”.Winona – who just wrapped her first-ever North American concert tour supporting British alt-pop duo Oh Wonder – will continue to celebrate Island of the Sun with an eagerly anticipated EU/UK tour alongside Alec Benjamin. For updates, please visit www.winonaoak.com. Born and raised in the Nordic forests of Sweden on a small crop of land called Sollerön – known as the Island of the Sun and the inspiration for her extraordinary debut album – Winona Oak is every bit as enchanting as her origin story. With a childhood spent encountering more animals than people, she grew up a trained horse acrobat and pursued creative expression however she could, writing poetry and songs and playing violin and piano from a young age. After moving to Stockholm to pursue her passion for music, Winona honed her craft and landed a deal with Atlantic/Neon Gold Records. Soon after, the budding songstress met Australian electronic maestro What So Not and the two co-wrote his singles “Better,” “Stuck In Orbit“ and “Beautiful,” which highlighted Winona as the track's featured artist. She then went on to collaborate with The Chainsmokers on their RIAA gold-certified hit single, “Hope” and soon followed with her runaway success debut solo single, ”He Don't Love Me.” In 2020, Winona released her first EP, Closure, followed quickly by her critically acclaimed sophomore EP, SHE, earning praise from the likes of PAPER, which declared, “Winona Oak is a name you should know.” Winona celebrated SHE with a stirring live performance of the title track as part of CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's #PLAYATHOME series, streaming HERE. 2021 saw Winona collaborate with breakout bedroom pop star ELIO on “Nobody Loves Me.” Now, with the long-anticipated arrival of Island of the Sun, Winona Oak fully affirms her remarkable promise as one of today's most original and compelling new artists. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #WinonaOak #IslandOfTheSun#NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with G.Love (G. Love Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 70:00

    We had the pleasure of interviewing G. Love over Zoom video.South of Market Street, south of the Liberty Bell, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge and Pat's and Geno's lies an entirely different Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Mississippi. On the surface, these two Phillies couldn't be any less alike—one, a bustling East Coast metropolis, the other, a small town a thousand miles away in the Deep South—but for G. Love, the connections were undeniable. Produced by North Mississippi All-Stars' Luther Dickinson, Philadelphia Mississippi brings together both sides of G. Love's eclectic career, mixing old school Hill Country and Delta Blues with new school hip-hop and funk to forge a sound that's both wildly innovative and deeply reverent all at once. The songs are loose and spontaneous here, often penned on the fly in improvisatory fits of inspiration, and the performances are similarly freewheeling, bringing together a slew of special guests from blues torchbearers like Alvin Youngblood Hart and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram to rap icons like Schoolly D and Speech from Arrested Development. It would have been easy for G. Love to play it safe coming off his GRAMMY-nominated 2020 release, The Juice, but Philadelphia Mississippi is perhaps his most adventurous, ambitious collection to date, tossing all the rules out the window as it experiments with form and function in an ecstatic celebration of music's power to connect across genres and generations. G. Love's upcoming album Philadelphia Mississippi will be available as a limited edition NFT. After purchasing the initial "Origin" NFT, token holders will be airdropped a second NFT which unlocks both a downloadable and streaming version of the new record, as well as a 180-gram vinyl. A limited number of token holders will be randomly selected to win special edition vinyl pressings, ticket bundles, and more. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #GLove #GLoveandSpecialSauce #PhiladelphiaMississippi #TheJuice #NFT #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Pete Muller

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 58:07

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Muller over Zoom video.Pete Muller is a problem solver. Whether he's writing songs for his critically acclaimed albums, revolutionizing the way Wall Street works through applied mathematics, or crafting crosswords for the New York Times and Washington Post, the hyper-talented renaissance man always seems to have his eye on unlocking some deeper level of understanding, on reaching some higher plane of enlightenment. With his touching new album, Spaces, Muller takes on perhaps the biggest puzzle of them all: himself. Recorded with Emmy Award-winning producer/arranger Rob Mathes (Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Sting), the collection is lush and timeless, balancing head and heart in equal measure as it wrestles with questions of love and connection and purpose and identity. The writing here is tender and poignant, fueled by profoundly empathetic character studies and remarkably vulnerable acts of self-reflection, and the performances are warm and dynamic to match, mixing singer/songwriter intimacy with classic pop charm and jazz sophistication. Add it all up and you've got a rich, moving work of radical honesty, a powerful collection that leaves no stone unturned as it examines the tension between duty and fate, between commitment and escape, between who we are and who we're meant to be. After releasing a pair of early albums, he got married, moved to California, returned to the business he'd founded, and became a father, but the fire in his belly never went out, and in 2014, he returned to the studio to record his third album, Two Truths and a Lie. During the recording sessions for that collection, Muller would be introduced to Avatar Studios, which, under its original name of The Power Station, had hosted the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, David Bowie, and Bob Dylan. Like the similarly legendary (and now lost) Hit Factory, the studio was under threat of being sold and redeveloped as condos at the time, and Muller decided to use his resources in partnership with the City of New York and the Berklee College of Music to save, renovate, and re-launch it as a world-class recording and educational facility. Muller's new album Spaces is about our greatest quests in life, and how they often bring us right back to where we started; our greatest revelations come not from any destinations, but from the paths we take along the way. Sometimes the puzzle is the answer. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #PeteMuller #Spaces #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Ez Mil

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 40:41

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Ez Mil over Zoom video.23-year-old Philippines-born, Las Vegas-based musician Ez Mil releases his second single, "Dalawampu't Dalawang OO (2200)" a Tagalog-language rap track that pays homage to his hometown, Olongapo City, Philippines. The single is lifted from Ez Mil's second studio album, DU4LI7Y, (Duality), out this summer, under FFP Records and distributed by Virgin Music/UMG. DU4LI7Y, the second LP from Ez Mil due out this summer, is a continuation of his first, 2020 album, Act 1. Where Act 1 envelops Ez Mil in a haze of darkness, DU4LI7Y sees him emerge from that darkness back into the light as he returns to both his roots and to himself. It's a story of repentance and atonement that highlights Ez Mil's unparalleled genre fluidity. The upcoming album's explosive first single, "Re-Up," was his first of 2022, and highlights his aggressive vocal style and ability to expertly turn any beat into his own as Ez Mil seamlessly switches back and forth between Tagalog and English providing listeners with verses in each language. "Dalawampu't Dalawang OO (2200)," primarily rapped in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines, pays homage to Ez Mil's hometown of Olongapo City and sees Mil beam with pride, representing the "twenty-two, double-o." With the latest single, multi-instrumentalist proves he's unlike any artist that has come before him as he swiftly blends cultures and genres to carve out a place all his own, and is only just getting started. In 2021, Ez Mil made a major splash with his hit song, "Panalo," performing it on Wish Bus USA, a video that has since garnered almost 71 million views. Ez Mil then released a special version of the video, celebrating boxing icon and Filipino Senator Manny Pacquiao. Ez Mil then appeared on LA's Power 106 last year, where he performed an emotionally-charged freestyle nodding to Nipsey Hussle and YG. Notably, he boasts 1.1 million likes on Facebook, close to 700,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 343,000 followers on TikTok. "Dalawampu't Dalawang OO (2200)" allows Ez Mil to bring the Philippines with him as he ascends into viral pop stardom beyond his home country and defies all borders and preceding expectations. "Dalawampu't Dalawang OO (2200)" is out everywhere now. Hear the newest music from Ez Mil and more this Spring as he tours the Philippines. Tickets are on sale now here. Ez Mil's forthcoming second LP, DU4LI7Y, is due out this summer via FFP Records. Connect with Ez Mil on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube and stay tuned for much more from the rising musician. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #EZMil #DU4LI7Y #Panalo #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Thomas Ng

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 36:18

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas Ng over Zoom video.Musicians on TikTok have become more creative in promoting their music, using tried-and-true methods like song covers and newer crazes like Open Verse Challenges to get their songs out there. Boston-based (with roots in both the UK and Hong Kong) creator Thomas Ng is one of the creators rising on the platform with his ability to bring people together through music. Ng grew a massive following of over 210K followers on TikTok with his lucid R&B vocals on song covers and his own original compositions. Ng's “Duet Me” series has also captured the attention of several music creators on the platform, including Lizzo, who participated in one of the open verse challenges. Thomas Ng's vocals are some of the most calming and captivating I've heard on TikTok recently – two of my favorite covers are his renditions of Ed Sheeran's “The Joker And The Queen” (2.2M+ views) and GIVĒON's “Heartbreak Anniversary.” His original music has also attracted attention – a debut snippet of his mellow R&B song “One Last Dance” garnered over 12M views on the platform to date inspiring TikTok users to share their own open verses using the duet feature. Thanks to a boost from his TikTok supporters after its official release, “One Last Dance” boasts over 1M+ streams on Spotify. Through his unique open verse challenges and original music, Thomas Ng continues to foster TikTok creators' appetite for creativity and community. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #ThomasNg #TikTok #DuetMe #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Will Wood (Will Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 66:17

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Will Wood over Zoom video.Cicada Days is a beautiful singer-songwriter piece by the enigmatic and influential Will Wood. Once known for his manic, high-energy songs, Will is releasing next month the most accessible composition in his new sound, one that is grounded in acoustic instrumentation with a much more mellow vibe compared to past releases. What begins as a melodic acoustic piece with lilting, gorgeous vocal lines, "Cicada Days" builds and later explodes into a sound of controlled chaos, just like the insects themselves. From Will: "Cicadas spend the vast majority of their seventeen-year life cycles underground. They chew on roots for the better part of two decades, crawl up trees, Cronenberg/Kafka into enormous flies, tear out of their alien shells, scream for two months, and die. I guess cicada days could either be a long time spent growing but not emerging, or they could be days spent struggling to become something new that doesn't quite pan out so great, or they could be the two months of screaming. Or maybe it's the height of summer, or the days when you can't stand the noise outside. I guess don't really know. But the words feel kind of right to say. The big, noisy final chorus was kind of a limb I went out on while making the demo for this one. I didn't have a bridge or a last chorus, and because I was no longer looking at songs as needing to always be some anthem-like I used to, I was willing to risk ruining it by trying something new. So I just said to myself, “what if I put another chorus here and just made it really unpleasant?” The sounds you hear are guitarist Mike Bottiglieri (who also played mandolin and lap steel guitar on the track) in a tiny iso booth with his guitar and amp cranked manipulating the feedback. We had to put earplugs and gun range earmuffs on him for safety, and I had to give him visual cues instead of playback to track along with. I feel like this track is a pretty essential example of the ways in which I've changed as an artist and as a person over the past couple of years." - WW We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #WillWood #CicadaDays #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with CeCe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 55:17

    We had the pleasure of interviewing CeCe over Zoom video.Singer/songwriter, CeCe, recently released her single, “FUEO. The accompanying music video, brings CeCe's new era to life with its high-octane, filmic visuals. As a multifaceted creator, CeCe also created multiple pieces worn in the music video, and can be seen riding her own Royal Enfield motorcycle, for which she is a brand ambassador.Drawing inspiration from her own life, “FUEO” showcases a combination of CeCe's confident writing ability, strong sense of style, and commanding vocals. ““FUEO” is an anthem about instantly connecting with someone, friend or romantic, because you sense they may be damaged in the same ways as you. Inevitably, you spend all your time together, and “hang out till you hate each other,” which is the first lyric I wrote for this song. It's a joyful celebration of being broken, together.” CeCe explains.Written by CeCe, Chase Stockman, John Samuel Gerhart, and Joe Henderson; “FUEO” was inspired by CeCe's diehard friendships and learning to love her own chaos. Hailing from Illinois, CeCe has always known she wanted to become a singer since the age of 5. Growing up on a farm in a town of about 300 people led her to start singing locally at events such as town fairs. After dropping out of college and spending the following years performing in dive bars and sleeping in a van as she toured the midwest with her first band; CeCe eventually landed in Los Angeles where her creativity started to permeate into nearly every area of the entertainment industry. She quickly honed her skills as a songwriter, but her creativity could not be contained by her music alone. From directing music videos, to working on the design team developing concepts for one of the largest shows on network television, to designing fashion for herself and other artists; CeCe is a force in the industry and has continued to define her own rules for the artist she wants to be. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #CeCe #CeCeFray #FUEO #XFactor #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Låpsley & Steven Weston

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 36:19

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Låpsley and Steven Weston over Zoom video.GRAMMY-nominated producer, songwriter, and engineer Steven Weston debuts on Anjunadeep with ‘Like I Used To' featuring vocals from British singer-songwriter Låpsley.Having made a name for himself by working on Rudimental's third album 'Toast to Our Differences' alongside Charlie XCX, Ladyhawke, and Mikki Ekko; Steven Weston debuted in the dance music scene in 2021 and has already released on Sasha's celebrated label Last Night On Earth. With hundreds of millions of streams to her name, singer-songwriter, producer, and musician Låpsley has been one of the most relevant acts in the indie-electronica scene in the last years. With both delicate productions like ‘Station - 2014' and upbeat club numbers like ‘Operator - DJ Koze's Disco Edit' to her name, Låpsley's diverse offerings have garnered support from Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME, NPR, and The Fader, to name a few. First heard on flagship label compilation Anjunadeep 13, new collaboration 'Like I Used To' showcases Steven's warm and elegant production and features Låpsley's unique and soulful vocals.'Like I Used To', the first single from Steven Weston's forthcoming After The Flow EP, is out now on Anjunadeep. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Låpsley #StevenWeston #LikeIUsedTo #AfterTheFlow #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Kiran+Nivi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 30:43

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Kiran + Nivi over Zoom video!Indian-American twin pop duo Kiran + Nivi are making waves on and off TikTok. The duo has over 2M followers and their unreal vocals have resulted in collaborations with A-list artists such as Jason Derulo, and landed them on Good Morning America's AAPI 2021 Inspiration List.Kiran + Nivi create spellbinding content, weaving Indian “swaram” scale tones into western pop song structures. Their cover of “Hopelessly Devoted To You” is a viral sensation that's been viewed over 18M times and their ethereal rendition of Royal & the Serpent's “overwhelmed,” resulted in over 9M views. The pair continue to capture fans around the world with their charming demeanors and angelic harmonies. Kiran + Nivi even caught the eyes and ears of the LA Kings, who then invited them to perform the national anthem for their Indian Heritage game at LA's Crypto.Com arena! We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #KiranandNivi #KiranNivi #TikTok #NewMusic #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBhttps://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Thornhill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 32:16

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Thornhill over Zoom video.Propped up against their acclaimed 2019 debut album The Dark Pool, there's a profound new sense of clarity, vision and intention to be heard on Heroine. Where The Dark Pool touched fans with its mix of crushing riffage and atmospheric metalcore, this record finds Thornhill flexing their skills in the alternative and rock worlds, referencing a tapestry of sounds from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Silverchair and Deftones. At the same time harking to flavours of modern metalcore, Thornhill ultimately want to showcase what can be made of heavy and rock music when there are no borders. Heroine does just this, and comes complete with elevated visuals and theatrics to match.Vocalist Jacob Charlton, who is also responsible for the band's styling and music video writing and direction, shares that part of his growth during the album's creation was finally nailing his own character and style as a vocalist and frontman, much like his performance idols such as Elvis, Justin Timberlake, and Gwen Stefani pioneered in their own ways.Awarded a laundry list of accolades including triple j's Feature Album and additions to some Best of The Year lists with its 2019 release, The Dark Pool also garnered nominations including Best International Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 Heavy Music Awards, and Best Independent Heavy Album/EP at the 2020 AIR Awards. The album has amassed over 32 million streams and 3 million YouTube views on its music video.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Thornhill #Heroine #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Valleyheart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 54:16

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Valleyheart over Zoom video!Massachusetts trio VALLEYHEART, who craft dynamic, cinematic alternative rock earmarked by lyrical eloquence and sweet melodies, recently released their second album Heal My Head, via Tooth & Nail.Valleyheart continue to build an emotional bond with audiences everywhere. Following the 2017 Nowadays EP, they deepened this connection with their debut album, Everyone I've Ever Loved, in 2018. “Friends In The Foyer” eclipsed 877K Spotify streams as the band took home “Rock Artist of the Year” at the 2019 Boston Music Awards. On its heels, the Scenery EP arrived to widespread acclaim. FLOOD noted, “they explore powerful, accessible soundscapes in an adequately sized package,” and Substream Magazine hailed them as “equal parts boldness and beauty.” Throughout 2020 and 2021, they assembled what would become Heal My Head at sessions at The Halo Studio in Portland, ME with longtime collaborator and co-producer Kevin Billingslea and at The Record Company in Boston, MA. Kevin Billingslea and Kevin Klein co-engineered, co-produced, and co-mixed the album, with a portion of the record being self-produced by Klein at his home studio. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Valleyheart #HealMyHead #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBhttps://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Gavin Haley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 49:33

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Gavin Haley over Zoom video!Throughout an often unbelievable journey, Gavin Haley gained experience, wisdom, and truth from every trial, tribulation, and triumph and applied it all to his music. The trip brought the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from competitive athletics and health struggles through various relationships and understanding his unconventional upbringing, split between homeschooling and churchgoing in Louisville, Kentucky.Gavin Haley recently wrapped up a tour with Tate McRae, and has a new album out entitled “i hate you, Don't Leave Me” that was co-produced by Skylar Mones (Dua Lipa, Kesha) and Nick Bailey (Demi Lovato, Machine Gun Kelly). The project includes Haley's new single “Cliche”. Gavin Haley's 2019 debut EP Long Game yielded the fan favorite anthem, “The Way I Am” feat. Ella Vos, amassing over 50 million streams. The 2020 follow-up Unfolding boasted “Tati” feat. Yung Pinch, which caught the attention of blink-182's Travis Barker, who contributed a scorching remix. In its wake, People hailed him among “The Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark on the Musical Landscape”.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #GavinHaley #Cliche #ihateyoudontleaveme #thewayiam #NewMusic #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBhttps://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Bowling For Soup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 29:26

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup over Zoom video!Revered Texas pop-punk pioneers Bowling For Soup recently released their 11th studio album, Pop Drunk Snot Bread, via Brando / Que-So Records. For nearly 30 years Texas' fun loving pop-punk heroes Bowling For Soup have been cranking out light-hearted, incredibly memorable music. The next chapter of their storied career, Pop Drunk Snot Bread, is the band's first release in 6 years, following 2016's Drunk Dynasty. The album features recent smash hit singles “Alex Bliss,” “Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody's Doing It” and “Killin ‘em With Kindness” released over the last year as well as the brand new single “I Wanna Be Brad Pitt.” We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #BowlingForSoup #Jaret Reddick #BFS #PopDrunkSnotBread #NewMusic #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBhttps://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Tayler Holder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 34:16

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Tayler Holder over Zoom video.Famed content creator Tayler Holder recently release his emotionally driven single “HUMAN”. On this new single Tayler brings his haunting vocals to the track bringing emotions to the surface as it echoes in raw falsetto and emotive messaging from Holder. Outside of music many may know Holder from his viral success on TikTok where he has over 20 million followers. However, now Tayler is doubling down on his music and making that his first priority as he gets ready to release this emotionally charged new single, that touches close to home as he examines how even though he and others may have celebrity and success, life isn't always perfect and everyone deals with the good days and the bad because at the end of the day we are all just “HUMAN.” When asked about his new single “HUMAN” Tayler said, “‘HUMAN' is about someone who's been in the entertainment industry for 6+ years, I've learned that not everything behind the screen is as perfect as it seems. The industry holds us at such high standards and doesn't allow people to make mistakes. At the end of the day, we are all human. I've been through a lot but I am thankful for all the lessons I've learned through it all." Growing up outside of Dallas in a small town called Alvarado, TX Tayler Holder has always been an entertainer. At the age of 3 Tayler began racing and competing in motocross, a passion that Tayler still holds to this day, but now more of a hobby than a profession. After finishing High School via homeschooling Tayler moved out to California to follow his dreams to be an entertainer, and starting to create content for Instagram and Musical.ly, quickly growing his popularity on the platforms with his viral lip sync videos as well as his daily lifestyle content. Soon after that Tayler branched out into the world of acting with the online series DIRT where Tayler played the main character Luke who deals with love, and addiction as well as tapping into Tayler's first love in motocross. After joining TikTok Tayler quickly grew to millions of followers on the platform continuing to create viral content. After collaborating with members for years Tayler joined the Hype House for a short period in 2020. Today Tayler Holder continues to create lifestyle content for his fans on social media, but he is now focusing a majority of his energy on his music career as things are quickly taking off for this talented singer-songwriter. Stay tuned to Tayler's socials below for more updates on the release of “HUMAN” as well as future releases and tour dates. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TaylerHolder #TikTok #Human #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with BLKBOK

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 32:30

    We had the pleasure of interviewing BLKBOK over Zoom video.Neoclassical pianist and Detroit native BLKBOK is set to soundtrack this year's Juneteenth celebrations with the deluxe version of his debut album 'Black Book'. Arriving on June 17 via icons+giants, ‘Black Book DLUX' is a timely natural continuation of BLKBOK's critically-acclaimed debut as a composer, reflecting on pertinent social issues, with counterpoints, and sustaining a dialogue through his thought-provoking pieces. The package includes 11 new interstitial poems woven throughout the album, written and narrated by award-winning Jamaican poet Lauren Delapenha. Additionally, it features two new powerful singles “Kendrick + Karine” and “Forgotten Girls.”While touring the world as a pianist or musical director with the likes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Timbaland and John Mayer, BLKBOK spent his private time composing his own original material, music that was inspired by his love of hip-hop and classical music. When the pandemic set in and touring came to a halt, he finalized these compositions which led to getting signed by icons+giants/WMG and releasing his first body of solo work, last year's ‘Black Book.' BLKBOK was inspired to create ‘Black Book' as a tribute to the movie ‘Green Book' and the courageous story of pianist/composer Don Shirley, whose trailblazing spirit helped open the door for black classical pianists of which there remains too few. The largely instrumental album features a standout vocal collaboration with Hamilton's Tony and Grammy Award-winning Renée Elise Goldsberry on “My Life.” Provocative singles like “George Floyd and the Struggle for Equality,” “November 7th 2020” and “Michelle's First Day At The White House” offer listeners unique perspectives of the social climate that we live in, and an opportunity to hear BLKBOK's reflections of the world through the keys of the piano.Since releasing his debut album, BLKBOK has taken to social media weekly, while developing new work in real-time and challenging the way we listen to classical music. A 21st century black pianist equally infatuated with rappers like Busta Rhymes and The Notorious B.I.G., as well as the classical greats like Debussy, Mozart, and Bach, BLKBOK has gone viral on TikTok with his riveting neoclassical TikTok covers of Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar. On Instagram, he hosts a monthly “What's Goin' On” social series, where he develops new songs related to current cultural milestones and events, and offers an open forum for fans to share their feelings and discuss social issues.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #BLKBOK #BlackBook #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with TAROT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 38:36

    We had the pleasure of interviewing TAROT over Zoom video!Jordyn Benedict aka TAROT is a Nashville-based independent singer-songwriter who has transitioned her music career into the web3 space. The 24 year-old sold her first NFTs by minting 28 tokens everyday in the month of February — all of which contained a new song written, produced, mixed and mastered by Jordyn herself. She also sold a collection of 11 music video NFTs, 5 of which were sold during an appearance Jordyn made in a Twitter Space. With a modest following of 22k across her social platforms and less than 100k streams on Spotify, the female singer made over $7000 from songs that otherwise would have sat in her collection — all thanks to web3. Benedict is one of the few female music artists leading the way as an NFT creator in a very much male-dominated space. From her first NFT launch, she has been able to cultivate an organic and highly engaged audience of loyal fans and supporters whose NFTs will grow in value as she builds out her web3 ecosystem. “I felt like I had to prove myself coming into the web3 space,” said Benedict. “Even on my hardest days, I realized my effort was going beyond myself. I was impacting other people in web3 — as small as my impact was, it's continuing to grow every single day. I'm connecting with real people and building the 1000 fan rule. You can look at an artist's stats, Spotify numbers, streams, etc., but how many people will actually show up to their shows? That's what this space allows independent artists to create on our own.” Next up, she will be launching her crypto crowdfund campaign at the beginning of May, which will fund the release of her debut album, “Wake.” We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TAROT #NFT #Wake #Web3 #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Eloise Alterman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 39:13

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Eloise Alterman over Zoom video. Singer-songwriter Eloise Alterman makes her official ATCO/Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic Records debut with the release of her moving new EP, 'Sad Bird,'.Alterman creates music of exquisite sensitivity, finespun songs that capture the subtlest nuances of heartache and loss. A self-taught pianist/guitarist who began penning soul-baring songs in her early teens while growing up in Detroit, Alterman deferred her acceptance to the University of Southern California and moved to Nashville alone at age 17, without knowing a soul in all of Music City. After spending years working on her own to sharpen her craft, Big Yellow Dog Music's Carla Wallace signed her and brought her to Atlantic. Alterman soon signed with ATCO Records (a recent reactivation of the iconic Atlantic Records imprint first founded in 1955, including previously signed acts like Genesis, the Bee Gees, Cher, Donny Hathaway) and Full Stop Management (Harry Styles, Meghan Trainor, John Mayer) on the strength of the music now showcased on 'Sad Bird' - music that Alterman is now sharing with the world.Etched with gorgeously evocative lyricism and centered on Alterman's moody vocals, “Her” emerged after a long period of adamant resistance to its subject matter- the singular pain of knowing the one you love is hung up on someone else.With an understated yet captivating sound informed by longtime influences like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, 'Sad Bird' presents an up-close portrait of heartbreak, healing, and self-discovery. Eloise Alterman boldly pushes outside her comfort zone to craft the kind of timelessly poignant pop songs that cut right to the heart. Songs like “Her” and the deceptively anthemic “Sad Bird Still Sings” – the latter penned while alone in a hotel room near Utah's Zion National Park – reveal the emotional intensity Alterman has brought to her music since she first started writing songs on the piano in her family's basement. On “I Still Love You,” Alterman infuses that emotional clarity into a devastating piano ballad, lacing her lilting melodies and choir-like harmonies through a detailed meditation on post-breakup grief. Newly based in L.A. after six years in Nashville, Alterman – whose recent TikTok cover of Fleetwood Mac's “Dreams” went viral with over 3M views and 115K likes to date – has already noticed a shift in her self-perception after so thoroughly exploring the many stages of heartbreak.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #EloiseAlterman #SadBird #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Mallrat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 33:32

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Mallrat over Zoom video. Mallrat's prized pop songwriting has become a beacon the Australian music industry will eagerly follow, and on her debut album Butterfly Blue, she embodies the spirit of its titular creature – but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat – aka Grace Shaw – draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes. On Butterfly Blue, a lifetime of collecting influences across genres – from folk, country, and Florence + The Machine to the moody noir pop of Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks' bold and charismatic hip-hop – come together into one vast and tender debut, a compilation of Shaw's emotions as eclectic and cohesive as those soundtracks she pored over. With combined streams topping 300 million, her trio of early EPs – Uninvited (2016), In The Sky (2018), Driving Music (2019) – are documents of an artist on the rise. In the process of making them, Shaw swapped the Brisbane suburbs for Los Angeles and toured both at home and internationally, including European and North American supports for Maggie Rogers and King Princess, selling out headline shows from London to New York, and collecting fans in the likes of Mark Ronson on the way. Butterfly Blue solidifies Mallrat's reputation as a master of clever, timeless pop. Sweeping across vast, airy production is often surprising samples and sounds tucked under the surface: chopped-up Gangsta Pat bars, a flipped recording of a children's choir performing Lisztomania. Distorted effects were recorded from discarded children's toys – a sonic gift from Clams Casino's producer. Layered, like an instrument all their own, are her signature breathy vocals, more assured than ever, worthy of the same attention and fixation she once applied to Imogen Heap's. Mallrat's journey to become the artist capable of making such an accomplished record has been a fascinating one – to watch and experience. Describing the metamorphosis of her favorite insect, she explains breathlessly: "The transformation they undergo is almost incomprehensible. They dissolve into goo and then reconstruct themselves – but hold onto the memories of their time as a caterpillar." She could just as easily be describing the next phase for Australia's rising pop princess as she prepares to unfurl her wings and show you how she's grown.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Mallrat #ButterflyBlue #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Memphis May Fire (Matty Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 62:12

    ⚡️Our first IN PERSON interview since March 2020! ⚡️We had the pleasure of interviewing Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire over Zoom video!Memphis May Fire makes anthems for the broken. The four-piece rock band channel a generation's worth of angst, frustration, and pain, with a focused blend of gigantic melodic hooks and crushing aggression. Even after topping Billboard's Hard Music Albums chart and breaking into radio's Active Rock Top 20, Memphis May Fire refuses to sacrifice who they are or the people who made them. In fact, Remade in Misery, their seventh full-length album, is the heaviest Memphis May Fire record yet.It is the first Memphis May Fire album to be both produced and mixed by Kellen McGregor, the band's guitarist who co-founded the group roughly 15 years ago. The longtime rhythm section of bassist Cory Elder and drummer Jake Garland inject the songs with infinite depth and focus. Cameron Mizell, who coproduced 2014 fan-favorite Unconditional with McGregor, produced Matty's vocals.Mullins enlisted his friend Cody Quistad, guitarist and clean vocalist for the band Wage War, during part of the writing process. Fire From The Gods singer AJ Channer guests on “Only Human.” At the heart of any collaboration is the Memphis May Fire mission: to connect with the brokenhearted.The guys are family to the million-plus fans who follow Memphis May Fire on social media, revered by the people who discovered their early albums in 2009 and 2011; those who made Challenger (2012) the biggest selling debut in the history of Rise Records at the time; and everyone who championed their music since. Unconditional debuted at Number One on Billboard's Rock, Independent, and Hard Music charts. In 2016, This Light I Hold made inroads into radio while rooted in heaviness. Boasting the singles “The Old Me,” “Live Another Day,” and “Heavy is the Weight,” Broken was a distillation of what the band does creatively, with the group's signature passion and fearless genre-bending.Remade in Misery is the sum total of all that's come before with a forceful charge into the future.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #MemphisMayFire #MattyMullins #RemadeInMisery #RiseRecords #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBhttps://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Spencer Brown & Marieme

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 49:03

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Spencer Brown & Marieme over Zoom video!Spencer Brown launched his own record label, diviine, earlier this year to release whatever music type he wanted, when he wanted, without restrictions. The label's debut double single ‘Forbidden Flow / 18 Min Loop' featured a song that clocked in at, you guessed it, 18 minutes. While the initial release was geared towards the club, Spencer further demonstrates the zeitgeist of diviine with the follow-up up release ‘Stuck/Reflex,' two beautiful songs that feature vocals from Senegalese-American singer-songwriter, Marieme. A favorite of top lifestyle publications including V Magazine and FLAUNT, Marieme's sultry, smooth and soulful touch is at the core of what makes this unique collaboration so special. ‘Stuck' is a flowing, ethereal slice of progressive house while ‘Reflex' is built around a traditional songwriting structure, allowing Marieme to tell her story unaccompanied by beats until the very end. Spencer is an artist who likes to live on the cutting edge of dance music without being boxed into any genre. Whether it be techno, deep house, progressive house, or a whopping 18-minute stormer, Spencer creates what he wants, when he wants, for the love of music. Throughout his career, he's explored the label system, never bound to any organization, but choosing world-class imprints such as Anjunadeep, Last Night on Earth, Factory93, and mau5trap to release his diverse work. It's now time for Spencer to take the next step in his career and launch his own label...a place for dance music without any boundaries…this is diviine. Spencer Brown's ‘Stuck/Reflex' is now available across all digital platforms.div002 TracklistStuckReflexWe want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #SpencerBrown #Marieme #Reflex #Stuck #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Jay-Way

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 29:51

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Jay-Way over Zoom video!Don't get in the way of Jay-Way's hustle. On "Shawty Goodnight," the hip-hop innovator bids goodbye to a jealous lover who has pushed him into a corner, forcing him to choose between romance and music. He chooses to stay loyal to his art, turning "Shawty Goodnight" into a tribute to creativity and commitment. A different kind of partnership runs through "Shawty Goodnight," which finds Jay-Way sharing vocal duties with guest rapper Parris Chariz. The song's verses are packed with rhythm and rhyme, but the two artists sing those lyrics rather than rapping them. The result is a song whose momentum is matched by its melody, with synthesizers, electric guitar riffs, and an 808 drum loop all evoking the neon nostalgia of the 1980s. Don't mistake "Shawty Goodnight" for a track that looks backward, though. This is a modern-day tribute to the artistic pursuit, delivered by a multi-lingual, genre-bending songwriter who has always embraced unconventionality. Jay-Way is dedicated to the climb, and these days, he's looking nowhere but up. "Shawty Goodnight" is available on all digital streaming platforms. About Jay-Way: Jay-Way is redefining hip-hop music. Based in Amsterdam, he brings a broad, boundary-breaking perspective to the genre, filling his songs with the street-smart swagger of rap and the modern melodies of pop, the laidback cool of old-school soul music, and the optimistic outlook of the gospel. It's a sound that hasn't just set him apart from his contemporaries; it's made him a genuine star at home and abroad, too, with songs like “Happen Dappen” topping Spotify's NL Viral Chart while racking up nearly 2.5 million streams. Arriving in 2020, No, I'm Not OK follows the previous releases Jaynalysis, No Life No Wifi, and Teen Gohan, mixing Jay-Way's most pop-influenced songs to date with lyrics about trusting your gut and rising above yourobstacles. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #JayWay #ShawtyGoodNight #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Jennifer Decilveo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 32:57

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Decilveo over Zoom video!Since breaking through with Andra Day's 2015 hit “Rise Up,” Decilveo has carved out a place as one of music's most exciting and experimental new writer-producers, crafting critically-acclaimed tracks with Beth Ditto, Hinds, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and more. Decilveo never planned on a career in music. She grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Pennsylvania's Lehigh University with a degree in finance. She scored a job at Deloitte, where she spent most of her days looking at Excel spreadsheets.Decilveo had recently seen a clip of hitmaker Kara DioGuardi on YouTube, singing a hit she'd written for Kelly Clarkson. “Oh, so this is a job, huh?” she remembers thinking. Decilveo quit her finance job to intern at a Manhattan studio. She spent a summer writing songs and teaching herself Logic. She moved to L.A., where her BMG publisher introduced her to Andra Day, a jazz-schooled powerhouse who was working on her first album. They wrote “Rise Up,” a four-chord gospel anthem about getting through dark times. The song was nominated for two Grammys and remains a modern standard: Per President Obama's request, she sang it at the Obama Foundation Summit concert in Chicago, and again on the steps of Washington D.C.'s Roosevelt Hotel during President Biden's inaugural parade.Decilveo has been gaining momentum ever since. She co-produced and co-wrote Melanie Martinez' "Play Date,” which became a sleeper hit in 2020, going platinum and scoring over 500 million streams. She produced and co-wrote Madrid indie band Hinds' third studio album The Prettiest Curse, and seven tracks on Ben Platt's acclaimed debut Sing to Me Instead (which she also executive produced). She recently co-wrote two deeply confessional hits; Demi Lovato's “I Love Me,” and Miley Cyrus' “High” off 2021's Plastic Hearts. In the process, Decilveo has created a lane for sonically wild and deeply personal stories on the radio.Decilveo has a huge 2021 lined up. She produced three singles on Marina Diamandis' new LP Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land, and executive produced and co-wrote Christina Perri's forthcoming studio album, due out in the near future. She is also working with the rising Memphis soul singer Valerie June, and wrote the upcoming lead single by Glassnote artist Taylor Janzen, which will be released ahead of Janzen's anticipated Lollapalooza set.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #JenniferDecilveo #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Trench

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 54:09

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Trench over Zoom video!Setting the bar high with their debut record Condition (2017), Trench paved themselves a notably unique lane in both hardcore and nu-metal genres. Not stopping there and taking their sound to even further extremes, The Gift of Guilt (2019) was a testament to Trench's ability to reinvent themselves with each release. The 3-song behemoth experimented with synthesis, ambient post-metal soundscapes, and captured the pain of loss while embracing the hardest truths in life.Throughout these two releases, Trench's unrelenting aggression and extensive touring brought them international recognition, and has allowed them to share the stage with bands such as Misery Signals, Integrity, Harm's Way, and Comeback Kid. Propelled by the leading single “Hell Bent Gate” which features Jesse Zaraska of Misery Signals on guest vocals, Trench landed on Revolver's "Top 5 Bands To Watch" list. Blending their previous styles with far more avant-garde song arrangements, Trench take us to a place where we are left contemplating our inner demons, trapped under the weight of our absence in the present moment.As the pandemic brought most of the music industry to a screening halt, Trench had to walk away from a tour lined up with Misery Signals as opening support across the east coast of the US and Canada. Not letting a cancelled tour come between them and their will to succeed, Trench quickly adapted to their circumstances and wrote new material, which landed them a deal with New Damage Records (Dine Alone Records), serving as a testament to the undying determination that drives the metal quintet.Constantly pushing the envelope and developing a catalogue of songs that will forever leave their mark on the industry, there is just no telling how Trench will leave us feeling after consuming their carefully crafted chaos.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Trench #EncasedinChrome #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Hoodie Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 54:24

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Hoodie Allen over Zoom video!Hoodie Allen reveals the first track debuting his alternative pop-rock emergence, “Wouldn't That Be Nice.” Driven by the emotions of heartbreak, the emo track showcases Hoodie Allen's musical abilities and smashes down preconceptions from his previous releases. Coinciding with the song is an elaborate, cinematic music video portraying the beginning of the upcoming album's storyline.The track is anthemic in its emotional peaks and valleys much like the up and down nature of the relationship it speaks to. The soft start builds into a powerful punk-inspired melody that exemplifies the emotional waves throughout his upcoming album, making it an ideal preview of Hoodie's new direction:“Wouldn't That Be Nice felt like the first single because this is the first time I'm really giving people a storytelling album and it felt like there couldn't be anywhere to start except the beginning of the end. It's about the feeling of still holding on even though there's so much wrong that has transpired. I want to open people up to this world I've created and I think Wouldn't That Be Nice showcases all the highs and lows and the range of dynamics. Therefore, it is the perfect appetizer for what's to come.” - Hoodie AllenHoodie Allen delivers heartbreak-inspired emo hooks in the latest iteration of his ever-evolving musical journey. His upcoming eight-track album weaves between infectious pop melodies juxtaposed with punk guitar riffs. A sonic departure from his usual playful raps, the record takes listeners on a highly personal journey of the messiness that befalls a breakup. The alternative pop-punk emergence isn't completely unexpected, however, as Hoodie has previously toured with the likes of Fall Out Boy, opened for Panic at the Disco & Twenty One Pilots, and collaborated with Mark Hoppus (of Blink 182) and State Champs.The Brooklyn-based indie musician became an independent sensation when he first formally arrived in 2009. Without a label or management, his 2012 EP All American landed in the Top 10 of Billboard's Top 200, delivering 2 platinum singles, and eventually moving over 250,000 units. His mainstream success led to a collaboration with Ed Sheeran in 2014, which garnered buzz from MTV, Buzzfeed, Billboard, and more. Now he is poised to break all preconceptions with his next genre-shifting release, which was co-written and produced with The Wreck's Nick Anderson. Hoodie's fun-loving yet vulnerably honest take on alternative rock is fueled by his long-time love of punk rock and guaranteed to strike a chord with anyone looking for a vibrant summer soundtrack.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #HoodieAllen #WouldntThatBeNice #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Brett Kissel (Brett Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 65:12

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Brett Kissel over Zoom video!Brett Kissel recently released, "Ain't The Same" with American pop and R&B vocal group 98 Degrees, consisting of founding member Jeff Timmons, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre. This year marks 98 Degrees' 25th Anniversary year since they formed, and they are making their first foray into the country-music genre alongside Brett. About Brett Kissel: Brett Kissel has 15 top 10 radio singles, 4 #1 songs, and a tractor bucket full of gold and platinum plaques. He set records on his 112-date cross-country tour, played over 20 shows with his hero Garth Brooks, and has won 22 CCMA Awards and 2 JUNO Awards (equivalent to the US Grammy). Right before the pandemic, 2019-2020 was a storybook year for Brett. He won the JUNO Award (equivalent to the American Grammy) for Country Album of the Year and earned the Canadian Country Music Association's Fans' Choice Award, following a record-breaking 112-date tour that reached every single province and territory. In 2019, he completed two legs of his headlining tour, marked as Canada's most extensive tour, selling out venues and reaching nationwide status. The Canadian Press crowned him "The New King of Canadian Country." The accolades continued in 2020, when Brett was the big winner of the CCMA Awards, earning four trophies, including Fans' Choice, Male Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. Having toured with Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, the young entertainer is no stranger to the stage.Kissel launched in the U.S. in the Fall of 2019 with the release of "Drink About Me." The music video for the song featured Bachelor Nation fan favorites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick. The video premiered on Entertainment Tonight and garnered attention from PEOPLE Magazine, OK! Magazine, Bustle, E! News, and many more outlets. The music video received significant airplay on CMT Music, and since its release, it has garnered over 35 million streams. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #BrettKissel #98degrees #ninetyeightdegrees #Aintthesame #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Kayla Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 40:14

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Kayla Thompson over Zoom video!Singer songwriter Kayla Thompson delivers an ethereal performance on her latest single, “The Remains,” out now. This single is her first release since gracing fans with “Younger,” which recently landed Thompson a major playlist placement on Spotify's Fresh Finds Pop playlist. At its core, “The Remains” captures the inner conflict of making the right choice even when it is painful; this single reminisces on a summer romance that came to a heart-wrenching end with the shift of the seasons. Thompson effortlessly turns pain into beauty on this track with her honeyed, warm-toned vocals that shine brightly atop intricate instrumentation. Her voice entrances listeners with delicate finesse and a somber delivery that serves as a taste of what's to come as she embraces her authentic alt-pop sound, and delivers music that is unapologetically her. Listeners can expect to hear influence from artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo and Tori Kelly on “The Remains.”More about Kayla:Twenty-six-year old Kayla Thompson was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and later moved to North Carolina where she currently lives with her family. Being raised in generations of singers, songwriters, and musicians, music was always a fundamental building block of her life. In 2015, she recognized her inherited gift of songwriting and shortly after decided to defer from college to pursue music full-time. She began putting out covers on her YouTube channel and Instagram page where she gained more traction.In 2017, she released her first original song, ‘Hold on to My Hand', and in 2019, she became the most vulnerable she's ever been in her music, releasing ‘Deep Breath'—a piece sharing her personal struggle and triumph over anxiety. With each release since her sound has evolved along with her growing fanbase. This remains true for her latest single ‘Younger' which gained more streams than any other single in the first week alone, and has been placed on multiple Spotify editorial playlists. More important than anything, music has brought her immense artistic refinement and personal growth as she embraces the journey for what it is and not just the destination.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #KaylaThompson #TheRemains #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

    Interview with Emarosa

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 41:29

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Bradley Scott of Emarosa over Zoom video!Emarosa is returning to the alt pop scene with their dazzling first single since their showstopping 2019 album Peach Club. "Preach," out on April 27th, doubles down on their indisputable talent to create shining pop melodies as they continue to elevate the dance-worthy direction that their fans loved. The track is a culmination of the band's experiences over the last three years since their previous release, as the lyrics suggest. Additionally, it is listeners' first glimpse into what they can expect from the upcoming tracks that the band is preparing to release throughout 2022: some of the strongest 80's inspired alt-pop songs of Emarosa's career.“From the first snare hit to the unabashed MJ ‘ow!' proclamation, it only takes a moment to realize we've doubled down on the pop sensibility we tackled in 2019. The first words of this record, ‘pack it up, love. Nothing lasts forever,” says everything I've felt across the last 3 years since Peach Club. It can all be taken away in a second, you can be at the top and in the blink of an eye you're at rock bottom. Everyone has an opinion, a stone to throw, they all have something to preach. Just don't preach to me.” - Bradley Scott, Vocalist of Emarosa.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Emarosa #BradleyScott #PeachClub #Preach #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod