Echosmith is a band I have listened to since middle school. Their music is inspiring and expresses what it is like to be growing up in today’s day and age. Once I heard they were dropping a new album, Lonely Generation, I was ecstatic to see their growth. The introduction of new forms of layering, more intricate baselines with the same upbeat enthusiasm that was present in their first album is alluring. The progression the band has experienced over the years is striking yet true to who they are. I spoke with Sydney about the writing process as well as her goals for the future.
When discussing Lonely Generation, Sydney said that, this new album is like a diary, it represents what the band has been through the past couple of years. The good the bad and everything in between. We wanted the album to feel right to us. Everything was so intentional and felt good to us.
She also mentioned that the music industry has become something where everything happens so fast and the band wanted to keep the art of the full-length album alive, which makes the process and the end product so much more personal.
Drinking from a broken glass, don’t realize
I asked her about the title track of the album and Sydney said, “We have been feeling this way and for lonely generation it felt important to talk about the balance between real life and social media.” She believes it is important to find a connection between others through music because we aren’t so alone in the world. This new album is so much more personal. The first album came out when she was about 14 to 15 but to now, she has experienced so much more life in a deeper way.
Songwriting is about telling a story and we have so much more to say.
Echosmith will be going on tour shortly! On the topic of tour Sydney mentioned that, “Tour is such a fun experience since we get to meet our fans and have that face to face interaction. We love meet and greets because give our fans some real hugs and real love.” One of the best parts is that the band is able to meet people who they may have been talking to on Twitter for years and finally see them in person. The tour is going to incorporate a super dynamic show with new layers. One of Sydney’s hopes is that people will leave their show feeling happier.
Sydney wants Echosmith to be remembered as leaving a great impression on those who listen to their music. As a band they want to give people a little more hope and love to feel like they can get through whatever it is they are going through. The impact they hope to have, and one of their goals is to help people out through our music.
Sydney believes inspiration comes from everywhere. She mentioned artists from Coldplay and the Killers to Imogen Heap that have sparked some inspiration for their new album. At the end of the day, music is about whatever melody and bass line and synth sounds come out naturally based on things they love or are completely new. The opportunity to have an album released that was completely hands on and reflecting Echosmith’s hopes and dreams for the future by discussing every day life makes them such a dynamic and memorable band.
Echosmith’s new album, Lonely Generation, drops tomorrow so be sure to check it out! They will be on tour and in New York on February 13th at Le Poisson Rouge at 7pm!