Interview

Interview with: Sing Me Insomnia

Introductions:
Who’s who?
Jared (me) – Vocals/guitar,
Marshall – Vocals/Keys,
Wes – Bass,
Jordan – Drums

How old are all of you?
We’re all 18 except for Marshall, who’s 16.

How did you guys get started?
We started out as an acoustic project with Marshall and I, and we added a couple of our best friends when we decided to go full band!

Were any of you in previous bands?
We were all in a lot of bands before SMI, but nothing that we’re proud of! haha

How did you guys come up with the name Sing Me Insomnia?
We knew we wanted “Sing Me” something, and we just liked the way it sounded haha

Music Portion:
How would you describe your sound?
Energetic, fun, relatable

What are some of your musical influences?
Everything from the Beatles to Taking Back Sunday to We the Kings and All Time Low

Which bands do you think you would be compared to?
It depends on who’s comparing!

What was the first song you guys wrote as a band?
It was a song called “Eyes Are Windows to the Soul”

Thus far, what is your favorite song to perform?
Tip You with a Kiss definitely

Which song is most meaningful to you and why?
Louder than Words, because its about what I’m going through right now with my long distance relationship with my girlfriend.

If Sing Me Insomnia had a theme song, what would it be?
“Party Up In Here”!

Most people would probably say ”if you take one step forward, ill take two. if you say that you need me i’ll save you” is probably one of their favorite lyrics from Tip You With a Kiss by you guys. which line/lyrics is your favorite out of the songs you’ve written?
That line means a lot to me, but I think the most meaningful lines from the EP to us are,
“Hold your tongue, prove them wrong with all the things we do, because actions speak louder than words” – Louder than Words,
“God sent angels from above, and I caught the one I love” – Catching Angels,
“A lie is a lie, no matter if I prefer the false version of you” – Confess,
and “I learned the hard way that first impressions are everything, but the sweat in my hands tells you I don’t know what to say” – The Introduction

How do you guys come up with such creative lyrics such as ”you send more mixed signals than a broken stop light”?
The best lyrics come from songs that are about real experiences instead of just writing a song for the sake of a song. If you sit back and have a good sense of humor about relationship problems, witty lines come much more naturally.

What or who was your inspiration for Catching Angels?
Marshall wrote that one about a relationship with a girl who meant a lot to him, but it didn’t end up the way he wanted it to.

What song by any other musician do you wish you would have written?
Definitely “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Tupac

What should your fans expect from the debut ep?
6 songs that really show what kind of music we love, and the direction that we are going to go in for the rest of our musical careers.

Fun Stuff/Fan Questions:
What is your dream burger? (Brandi)
The Baconator!

Will you go to ihop with us? (Brandi)
Duh! iHop is beast!

What is your dream pancake? (Brandi)
Triple Caramel swirl chocolate pancakes! Yummmm

What is your dream job? (Brandi)
Playing music

What would you do for a klondike bar? (Kate)
Pay $2 at 7-11

If you were a jellybean what flavor would you be? you can be as original as you want.
Burrito flavor! Gotta love chipotle!

What song is currently stuck in your head?
Tell Me Where to Run – Struan Shields

How did you guys come up with the idea for the video of Party Up In Here?
I just made a beat one day and we decided to record lyrics for it and make a video!

Favorites (from Jared’s point of view):
Song?
Right now its “Hey Soul Sister” by Train

Movie?
Right now its Hot Rod

Social networking site?
Myspace

Cd?
Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends

Bands?
Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, We the Kings

Store to shop at?
H&M

Show you’ve been to?
Coldplay!

Game system & game?
Super Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country

Who’s Who – band members:
Loudest?
Wes and Marshall

Craziest on stage?
Jared

Biggest Flirt?
Marshall

Most organized?
Jordan

Biggest Nerd?
Jared

Funniest?
Wes

Most talkative?
Jared and Wes

Best Dressed?
Jordan

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