“An Organic Projection of Indie Pop”
The Yellow Collar Collective is all about the daily grind musicians go through to perfect their craft, what has been your biggest struggle and accomplishment as a musician?
Right now in my career, I’m pretty broke. I feel really guilty when I can’t pay people what they deserve, it kind of weighs on me and slows my progress. But if I ever start making bling bling, I will remember those people who helped me out, that’s for sure.
In terms of the good stuff, everything is an accomplishment. Even getting to rehearsal on time is an accomplishment.
Why’d you start making music and why specifically did you choose your genre?
I didn’t specifically choose a genre as much as I wrote songs that could go in many different directions, and when my producer and I were shaping the vibe/sound, what came out was an organic projection of what we both were listening to, indie pop.
Have you ever released any albums or are working on any now? Any special projects?
Right now we’re about to release our first EP “Take.” I’m pretty excited, having never released anything other than singles. There’s also a ballad on it, which I know people often skip, but I love ballads.
What venues and events have you performed at in the past five years? Which has been your favorite?
Brooklyn Bowl is probably my favorite because they feed you fried chicken before the show.
What artists inspire you?
I’m a big fan of strong female voices, cliche I know. I grew up loving Tracy Chapman and in terms of something current, I love Hannah Reid from London Grammar.
What’s next for your band?
Maybe a tour, that’d be neato.
What do you do when you’re not listening to or making music?
I like to hang with friends, shoe shop, untangle necklaces, eat gluten.
What’s your favorite song(s) right now?
Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Ain’t no shame in my game.
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