Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
We’re from Grand Rapids, Michigan. We all went to college around here, born and raised. You get it all around here. The urban experience, enormous beaches, beautiful freshwater lakes- we wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
What artist or sound has been your greatest influence?
It’s emo, but it’s not whiny. It’s not seeking sympathy. It’s self aware and it’s honest. Frightened Rabbit embodies a maverick-level ownership of one’s own emotions and presents those feelings accordingly. It’s so beautiful because somehow, inside of the hurt and heartbreak of their songs, there always exists this beautiful, dully glowing nucleus of hope.
What is your latest and greatest?
We’re trying to put together enough material for an album in 2022. The first album we made was mixed by us in a basement - we were just a bunch of kids in college trying to get our songs recorded so it'll be fun using the resources we have now to put together something really nice.
Are you performing LIVE soon? We're working on getting some shows on the books soon - all shows coming up can be found on our website!
What are you most looking forward to in 2022 after experiencing 2 years of the pandemic?
We look forward to playing indoor shows without so much variety of opinions. There’s so much needlessly dividing lines among everyone right now. When that happens, it kinda dilutes the whole experience and ruins what the concert is originally supposed to be about, which is bringing people together.
How much do you believe LUCK plays a role in success?
I think it’s 10% luck, 70% who you know/resources, and 20% talent. We make it happen when we’re able to make it happen but it's important to appreciate what you're able to achieve wherever you are.
How can we stay up to date with you?
@birdie.country on Instagram and our Facebook is facebook.com/birdiecountry
We have an upcoming show at Intersection in Grand Rapids on October 20th. That event page can be found on Facebook here:
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