Today, we sat down with On Better Terms to talk music inspiration, music they listened to while growing up and much more! Be sure to check out their music below after the interview on Spotify!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
Alex – Life in general. Music is like a diary for me where I use it as an outlet for my everyday life.
Andrew – My inspiration is whatever’s going on in my life and my resulting emotions. I use these lyrics as a therapeutic release. As a relatively introverted person, it’s easier to use music as an outlet for my thoughts.
Josh – My inspiration is chasing melody and finding parts that just feel right. Typically I like to try and build a melody on the drums instead of just a beat.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Alex – Growing up it was really whatever my parents showed me or what kids at school showed me. Classic rock records my dad and mom showed me, mixed with friends at school showing me punk and rock bands to check out.
Andrew – Growing up I mostly listened to classic rock, basically whatever my dad listened to. I was really into Christian rock in middle school then started getting into more alternative music and hip hop in high school.
Josh – Growing up I listened to a lot of church music until I found rock and metal in my early teens.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Alex – I don’t think I had a hero. A lot of the people I looked up to was my godfather and my father.
Andrew – Most of my childhood heroes were athletes, I would say Dirk Nowitzki is who I looked up to the most.
Josh – My grandfather has always been one of my greatest heroes.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
Alex – I’m not too sure really. Probably videography, as I’ve really taken a liking to that recently.
Andrew – Although music is not my career, if I wasn’t in a band I would probably turn to writing poetry or short stories as an outlet.
Josh – If I wasn’t a musician, I could see myself channelling my creativity into drawing or painting.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
Alex – My advice would be to just go out there and do it. You’re the controller of your music. Go find friends and make a band and play shows. Take a risk, you only got one life.
Andrew – My advice for those who want to start creating music is to just go for it. Start trying whatever it is you want to do, play to your strengths once you learn them, then expand on your development from there.
Josh – My advice is to just act on that impulse without overthinking it. You don’t need anything fancy or expensive to start out. All you need is to actually spend your time doing it. Consistency is what will bring your musical dreams to fruition.