Posted On 16 Nov 2018
Meet the new hard rock/alternative band from Atlanta, GA called Misty Eyed.
On November 9th, they released their EP called “Eurydice” and before that their first single, “Attila” was put out on October 2nd.
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Learn more about Misty Eyed in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What is on tap for the rest of your day?
We actually just had practice and we’re answering your questions before we head home for the night!
Since we are now at the back-end of 2018, how has this year treated this band? What is one musical goal that you have had for this year? How close are you to reaching it?
The main goal we had for this year was releasing Eurydice, so we’ve been able to reach it! But this year has been a rollercoaster, we’ve been lucky enough to have show after show get added to our schedule, with the shows getting bigger and more exciting for us.
Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be in this group together? Was it hard to think of a name that you could agree on?
The guys have all gone through different projects together so they were pretty solidified with wanting to work together. And yes, we actually spent months trying to think of a name.
How do you think your hometowns have influenced the sound and how you all carry yourselves in this group?
Some of us came from places that really made us have to work a little harder and overcome the dangers of our environment. So now we understand just how hard we have to work for anything in life, especially the music industry.
How has your various musical backgrounds helped shape the sound of this band?
With each of us coming from such different musical backgrounds, we all come together with opposite directions and we find a way to compromise and mix it up.
Let’s talk about your newest single “Attila.” What was the inspiration for it? How do you think it prepares listeners for your upcoming EP, “Eurydice”?
Musically, Wes wanted something fast and aggressive and lyrically, Megan wanted to take that aggression and turn it into a positive and empowering message for women. It prepares listeners because most of our songs are meant to be hard hitting musically and empowering and thought provoking lyrically.
What was it like putting together your EP? Did anything surprise you about the overall process? How do you plan on celebrating the release of the EP?
It was definitely a learning experience since this has been our first major release. What surprised us the most was just how much legwork went into, not only the recording process, but the promotional process. We’re having a release show on November 21, at Sidelines in Kennesaw!
Where do you think you are all happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere?
Definitely performing on stage and being able to show everyone what we’ve created.
Do you have touring plans scheduled for the rest of this fall and into winter?
We’re actually just playing some shows in our hometown and heading to Nashville. We’re planning most of the traveling for 2019.
Do you find that all of social media and keeping up with your fans has gotten so overwhelming? Or do you rely heavily on others to take care of that for the band? Which platform would you say that you enjoy engaging with the most?
It can get overwhelming, but we know Megan really enjoys connecting with people via social media so she likes to take care of most of it. We think Facebook is the most enjoyable platform.
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how you all think being musicians and in this band still gives you the most joy in life today? Do you find that your music is an escape to all the current events?
We get joy from being able to express what we’re going through and we find it very cathartic. And it definitely can be an escape, but we also want to use it as a therapeutic outlet.
What musicians would you love to work with in the future? What artists have really been inspiring this group and your music since day 1?
We would love to work with someone like Breaking Benjamin or Nothing More. We’ve been inspired by a wide variety, from Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Iron Maiden, to bands like Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At the Disco, etc.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
We mostly want to inspire people to chase their dreams and get them to sing along and know they aren’t alone and that there is hope for whatever they’re going through.
Would you like to share anything else about your music or the history of this band to our readers?
We joke around and we love messing around, and doing what we love in the meantime.