Dear Youth Interview
1. When did you decide that a career in music was for you?
For years we've all fantasied about the classic "band dream”. Performing in front of thousands, travelling around the world, etc. Since the second we formed the group, we knew a career in music was what we were shooting for, and we are still doing it.
2. What music do you listen to and what music or artist influences you the most?
Hmm. Tough question. We all unquestionably love pop punk but our interests run further down into the hardcore/indie scenes and even more mainstream stuff as well. Some of our favourites include Trophy Eyes, Microwave, Tiny Moving Parts and Touché Amoré. We’ve actually been getting pretty in to Halsey and that new Kanye Album more recently.
3. Can you tell me 3 things about yourself that people might not already know?
-We are are bilingual and speak French
-Our bassist Eduardo makes some gnarly Kombucha
-Our singer Jared owns a poke bowl restaurant
4. Can you tell us as much as you can about your new EP how it was put together and how would you advertise it for people to listen too?
This EP was constructed very delicately, way back in the late winter/early spring of 2017. Demos were shot around within our group messages so often that we had a tough time weeding out all the best parts. Through many layers of demoing, scrapping and re-writing, we finally had a quality product to present to our producer, Sam Guaiana of Room 21 Sound in Toronto. After a long week of hard work and concentration, we finally had finished our new EP, 'You Could Wish Me The Best' and we could not be more satisfied with the result.
We would advertise this record as something that anybody can take what they want out of it. There are catchy moments that will stick to you to more sad deeper moments that will make you reminisce about loved ones no longer here and just life in general. We write from personal experience but not with a static meaning. Our lyrics are mean’t to be ambiguous, to let the listener take whatever they need in the moment.
5. If you could perform a gig at any venue where would it be and why?
We have seen many of our favourites perform at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. The hype for that place seems unreal, and we would love to experience it for ourselves.
6. What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
I'd say the best piece of advice we've ever been given was to stay goal-oriented, and to keep our eyes on the prize. If you want something bad enough, focus, determination and efficiency yield the best results, and that's exactly what we're after.
7. What things make you happy and what things annoy you?
Whenever someone reaches out, comes to a show, buys merch, comes and speaks to us after a set...Those are the best moments. Nothing can top a great show with great fans and attendees. We are forever grateful to them.
A few things that annoy us are the usual's; people that make false promises, and tell us exactly what we want to hear without any meaning or sincerity behind it. People who bail last-second are always an eye-roll, as well. We aren't here to complain, though. The good has always outweighed the bad.
8. What things do you like to do when you are away from music?
We really enjoy spending time with our family, friends and significant others. The band itself occupies a lot of time and energy for us, so having our down-time with our friends and family is always thoroughly enjoyed. We also enjoy watching sports, and trying new food and drinks on our spare time.
9. What has been your best achievement to date and what would like to achieve in the future?
To date, we'd say our best achievement was the creation of our new EP, and our and our signing and partnership with Anchor Eighty Four Records. We are so incredibly proud and thankful to have worked alongside so many skilled musicians, producers and engineers to make this vision a reality. And to them all, we are again very grateful and excited for the future.
10. What has the rest of year go in store for you?
Our plan right now is to push this latest release by playing as many shows as possible. After that, we are itching to get back in the studio as we have all been brainstorming ideas on our debut LP.