After spending the last year releasing a wide and varied array of groove-filled offerings, Nashville-based outfit Young Robot have now returned to deliver their captivating new single 'No Name'.
Bringing back that warm and enticing indie-rock sound they have cultivated for themselves, 'No Name' sees the group return in stellar form. Filled with smooth and vibrant textures, euphoric production, and some killer hooks throughout, these guys have certainly nailed the atmospheric direction so many bands try to adopt.
So with the new single doing the rounds, we sat down with them to find out more about their background and what has inspired them most over the years.
What were the first instruments you fell in love with?
3/4ths of us played Drums first, actually. Brandon did High School band while Christian and Tanner both lived the garage band life in High School. Michael took a hard left and chose Saxophone first.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Life, and the people we love. Getting to spend time with friends and family has yielded more stories and good vibes than anything else we can think of.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
A variety of Rock, Indie, and Rap, that were the normal staples of growing up in the mid-2000s. Most of us have overlapping tastes, but Brandon’s is totally the most refined. He’s a walking Pitchfork playlist.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
The entire Wiggle’s Discography.
When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
If it’s before noon, we’re Trappin’.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
In a sense, all of them. There’s never a direct narrative in any of them though. Each piece is meant to capture or reference a feeling and period of time, rather than a specific moment.
What have been the most memorable moments in your career so far?
Playing House Shows in the Midwest during 2019 was a lot of fun. We got to hit up Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan for some rowdy basement parties. Fingers crossed that those are coming back soon.
Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?
We’re all pretty nature oriented. We love camping, getting out on the water, and Christian in particular can keep any type of plant life growing LONG beyond anyone else that we know.
If you weren’t musicians, what other path do you think you might have taken?
We likely would have focused on Astral Projection and made attempts to meet on other planes.
And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to start a career in music?
It only stops when you stop. Take care of yourself, keep your spirits up, and keep moving forward. Congratulate others, but don’t draw comparisons or be jealous. Love and be loved in return. Never stop having fun.
Young Robot's new single 'No Name' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.