It is June 2013 and you know what that means! It is time to announce which new artist or band will be taking home this month's 'Band of the Month' spot, as decided by you, the fans.
Once again, we gave you four options and one week to vote. And, like always, the results were close. But, you guys decided, and the band to take home this month's featured 'Band of the Month' spot is We Are Forever.
From Indianapolis, United States, We Are Forever, made up of Aren Andersen (vocals), Ricky Ayala (guitar), Chris Cain (guitar), Alex Nauth (bass / vocals) and Alex Ayala (drums), combine pop and rock influences into their catchy music. And, since forming in late 2010, fans have been loving what they hear, already earning them over twelve thousand 'likes' on Facebook and over one hundred thousand views on Youtube thus far.
"The boys released their first demo, consisting of three songs in November of 2011. They continued to play live events in the greater Indianapolis area with national acts. In June of 2012, they released their first album, Seasons, while touring. During their tour, they played various venues in Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Illinois and Ohio. Following the tour, they continued playing events in Indianapolis while working on original songs for their next full-length album to be recorded at The Lodge Recording Studios in the spring of 2013."
What caught my attention about this band was, not only their obviously phenomenal music and overall talent, but also their love for their fans. The guys are always updating their social media websites keeping fans in the loop of what they are up to, as well as what they can expect next.
"In December of 2012, they went into The Lodge Recording Studios and recorded their cover of Lights, by Ellie Goulding. The cover received over 40,000 hits between December 2012 and March 2013. Well known YouTube interviewer, Bryan Stars, and BlankTV featured it on their channels and many viewers remarked that they enjoyed WAF’s Lights even more than the original." And, as an Ellie Goulding fan myself, I will admit their cover is very, very well done.
On top of everything else We Are Forever have achieved so far, they recently added one more victory to their profile, adding, "We Are Forever recently won a competition held by video director, Adam Shewmaker, to film a second music video, using their original song called Take My Hand, from their first album, Seasons. They will also be recording their second album of original tunes in the spring of 2013, to be released to the public in June of 2013."
So, We Are Forever have definitely proven that they are seriously talented young men. With some new events in the works, including an appearance at Indiana's 2013 Vans Warped Tour on July 3rd 2013, as well as new music, this band will be dominating 2013 very soon.
You will surely want to make sure you continue to follow this talented pop/rock band. With everything they have already accomplished, it is evident they are destined to go far.
If you have not seen their cover video for Ellie Goulding's hit, Lights, please make sure you do. Their unique take on the song is one you just have to watch and hear to believe, so make sure you take a peek, here:
Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: From left to right: Alex Nauth (bass / vocals), Ricky Ayala (guitar), Aren Andersen (vocals), Alex Ayala (drums) & Chris Cain (guitar)
Picture 2: We Are Forever - Seasons CD Cover
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