Old Man Canyon has made a few appearances on AR and this week, we are back with an interview with band member Jett!
It’s awesome that your music has been featured on shows like MTV’s Awkward. and USA’s Suits. Do any of you guys watch these shows and just think “Hey, I’m in these band”?
Jett: Its been a pretty cool process to have the music featured in these big shows, its helped gain a lot of support from people that it may have taken a lot longer to reach without it. And ya I’ve always been a fan of Suits, so it was extra awesome to have a song be in it.
Compared to “Wiser”, “Phantoms and Friends” has a more solemn vibe to it. What’s the inspiration behind this song?
Jett: Phantoms and Friends was really born from my frustration with the world, and the pressure we all face as individuals to become something that often doesn’t serve our dreams. I was in a place in life where I just wanted to break free of the limitations everything and everyone imposes, and I guess I hope that the song conveys that and maybe allows others to wake up to that realization too.
As a folk-y sort of band, is it hard to write songs? Bands like Mumford and Sons write songs that sound similar to each other, but you guys do a pretty good job of writing unique songs.
Jett: Well for one, I don’t consider myself folk at all, Ill admit the EP had some folkier sounds to it, but my song writing has evolved so much since then and has become something so different all together, that I don’t like to put my style into a format. So to answer your question its not hard to write new songs. I try not to think about making a certain sounding song or if it fits with others, I just go with what feels right. The new album is going to be a lot different, much more upbeat and groove based, with no acoustic guitars, much more electronic elements like vintage synths and psychedelic guitar riffs. Im really excited to get it out.
What is your favorite “summer song” that’ll get you pumped for your summer endeavors?
Jett: haha I’m not to sure yet, haven’t had anytime to listen to music, I’ll have to get back to you on that one.
Are there any artists you want to collaborate with in the future?
Jett: Collaboration is really all I want to do. And ya theres a ton of artists I’m really wanting to co-create with. Hoping to get some stuff done with Colyn Cameron from Wake Owl this summer.
You guys are coming to LA on June 12 to play a show at the Hotel Café. Is this your first time in LA? What will you guys be doing before the show?
Jett: This will be our first time in LA, we are super excited. Not sure what we’ll be doing before the show, any ideas?
Do you have any upcoming plans and projects?
Jett: Theres a lot of plans right now, first is to record this new album in October after touring has slowed down a bit, then hopefully get some music done outside of OMC with others. Its going to be a busy year 🙂