Cameron Hardy’s voice is so pure and light that it’s no surprise that his covers are taking over the Internet. Hardy first fell in love with theater at age six, but at age twelve he knew this is what he wanted to do. He started working with his vocal coach, Adriana McPhee to begin his musical career.
For the first 15 minutes of our discussion me and Sarah Castro talked about our difficulties with modern romance. This is just the kind of thing that makes Belcurve a fantastic band, it’s about being relatable. “Men can handle an eighth of the communication that we as women need to communicate and they’re very different,” she laughs.
“I hate you I love you, I hate that I love you. Don’t want to, but I can’t put nobody else above you. I hate you I love you, I hate that I want you. You want her, you need her. And I’ll never be her.” As soon as I heard Olivia’s sweet voice singing all-too-relatable lyrics I’ve been so curious about her. She’s been singing and writing songs since she was a kid and was self-taught. She started posting songs on SoundCloud just for fun. When gnash reached out to her on Twitter after she covered one of his songs, her life was completely changed. She sent him a voice-note of the start of “i hate u, i love u” and he invited her to L.A. to record.
Bishop Briggs was really nervous to open for Coldplay. The alt-trap singer with a voice that could knock down mountains has been playing smaller festivals and intimate venues this year, but was given the adventure of a lifetime by opening for one of the largest bands in the world.
If you have not yet acquainted yourself with the musical divinity that is Son Lux, you should do so immediately. In fact, it’s quite possible that you have already stumbled upon them by accident: the music of Son Lux – the trio composed of primary songwriter, keyboardist, and wordsmith Ryan Lott, guitarist Rafiq Bhatia, and drummer Ian Chang – was sampled heavily on recent songs by Fall Out Boy and Halsey, covered by Lorde, and featured in the film Paper Towns just to name a few notable pop culture appearances. No stranger to being the man behind the curtain, founding member Ryan Lott has composed music for everything from commercials to films to dance choreography, although he says that Son Lux began as “a way to explore some of [his] creative urges that weren’t being satisfied in other pursuits musically.”
Sizzy Rocket is from another world. Her changing hair colors, her latex bodysuits, and her unapologetic lyrics make her one-of-a-kind. She grew up in Vegas and started out performing in a kids performance group. That’s where she knew that performing was where she belonged. Asides from her incredible persona Sizzy, she writes for countless other musicians, and you can always tell when there’s a Sizzy lyric, it’s just her personality.
The first time I saw Hey Violet perform, I knew Rena and I would get along. I got the cool opportunity to talk with the front-woman of HV and we gushed the release of their second EP, a little bit of love, and world domination. “Brand New Moves” released just a few weeks ago and I won’t even lie to you – it’s been on repeat since then. If you heard their first EP, I Can Feel It, you’ll know Brand New Moves has a different sound. Less rock, more 80s inspired.
KAYE isn’t new to music, not in the least bit, she caravanned to New York with a group of musicians after college and started waitressing. From that point she released two solo albums, toured with various bands, and is also the female vocalist of San Fermin, after a couple of years touring she’s finishing up her new debut EP under KAYE.
Stephanie Gautier, the woman behind the electro-pop sounds of Ella on the Run, has never wanted to do anything except music. She went to Berklee because that was the only thing she wanted to do. That’s where she studied music business and vocal performance. After school she went back to London and started working for labels, booking, and promotions but the performance bug never left her. She said her coworkers weren’t surprised.
Frank Turner’s sixth studio album, Positive Songs for Negative People, has a clever name, but it also perfectly conveys the singer’s life after leaving post-hardcore band Million Dead in 2005. Turner’s music has maintained the punk aesthetic but has picked up influences of English folk music. He said music is his “primary method of communication with the world and understanding.”