LLTM: Is there a reason you used your name as the band name, instead of coming up with a different name?
Ian: I honestly don’t want to keep it in my name, but I make and write everything myself so I was like “oh well there are a lot of artists that use their names”.
LLTM: With mental health being a big issue that is so hush-hush and people are afraid to talk about, what has been the response to your song/video “Anxiety”?
Ian: The response has been pretty good actually, I gained some new fans and had a few of them message me thanking me for making music, and that song in particular. I just want people to know that they are NOT alone.
LLTM: Who has been your biggest musical inspiration and can we hear that in your music?
Ian: It’s hard to narrow down to one artist but, for instance writing this new record I listened to a lot of Hinder*, Our Last Night* and Falling In Reverse*. As far as similarities, I kinda write whatever comes out, I think every band would agree, that we don’t like to copy cat ha ha. However I’m sure you will be able to hear some similarities here and there throughout the album! But I’ve been told by different people that “This sounds like Skillet*, or this sounds like Crown The Empire*” One thing I keep hearing is that my voice sounds like Patrick Stump* of Fall Out Boy, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and even the original singer from Hinder*. So those are kind of cool things to hear!
LLTM: What has been the most difficult thing you came across in the music industry and what has been the easiest so far?
Ian: Difficult- would have to be getting my name out there and also getting in contact with “bigger” people is a tough thing to do. Easiest- I’d say (when it does happen) is having an awesome song just come right to you and you write it all down and make it as big as possible!
LLTM: If you could be any cartoon character who would it be and why?
Ian: Hmmm, that’s a tough one, I have to say Timmy Turner from “Fairly Odd Parents” because he can literally wish for anything he wants, I think that’d be so cool (for a while at least) haha.
LLTM: When was the defining moment in your life, when you knew you wanted to be a musician?
Ian: I feel like my whole life I’ve always been affected by music, but if I were to pinpoint a time I’d say I was probably 12 years old and I taught myself how to play guitar by listening to Green Day’s “American Idiot” album.
LLTM: If you could work with any artist (any genre), Dead or alive for one day, who will it be and why?
Ian: This is a super tough one, but I feel like it would have to be “Memphis May Fire” they just seem like a really cool group of dudes to hang out with and their writing style is so unique.
LLTM: If you could claim any song as your own, which song would it be and why?
Ian: I feel like it would be a My Chemical Romance* song, “Welcome To The Black Parade” maybe? Those dudes knew how to make some hits!
LLTM: When can we expect a EP or a full length album to be released?
Ian: My new full length album “Never Be” (12 songs), I’m hoping to release in February 2018, But I will however have some surprises along the way! But my debut EP “Hand & Hearted” is still available on all online store so be sure to check that out!
LLTM: Are there any plans for touring in the future?
Ian: There are definitely big plans for this project, but I am currently networking with promoters to figure all of that out! We will just have to wait and see!
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Peace, Love and Music
Hope Romine 🤘🏻😜