TRACK PREMIERE: CONFETTI “WHEN I GROW UP”
If you’ve heard Bryce Fox’s solo project — you’ll know him for his electro-rock sound with heavy distorted guitars and canyon cries like on “Horns,” from his latest album, “Heaven on Hold” released in December. You may also know him because of his boyish good looks bordering on some type of mix between a Backstreet Boy and Brad Pitt…. But what you don’t see with Bryce’s solo project is his goofy side.
Lucky for us, he started a new band called Confetti with bandmate Daniel Weber, and today they are premiering their second single from the project, “When I Grow Up,” a boppin’ pop-rap tune about basically having Peter Pan syndrome. Bryce says of the new project, “Confetti is the creative release we’ve been needing for our music. It’s a part of our personalities that was absent in our music to date.”
The bands’ first single, “People Suck” was released in February and is quite literally an anthem for basically every day life. “When I Grow Up” continues where “People Suck” left off in the Confetti narrative, calling it how it is and dropping those musical truth bombs we love so much.
The band says, “we decided for this project to let our cynical sense of humor shine light on issues we face everyday in society. From people sucking to the feeling of never wanting to grow up, the list of topics is truly endless. We feel as though this is our duty to get people actually thinking about the music they are listening to instead of just feeling it.”
What’s with the elephant themes?
Bryce: My rationale behind why we chose elephants is continuously growing day by day. For starters they are big, goofy (yet beautiful), wise, and endangered. Kind of like us. We feel like it’s important to address the elephant in the room, and by doing so we volunteered to be the voice. Plus, Dumbo is a legend.
Bryce: We were trying to come up with a name for months. Our next best option was “Corn Dog Social” which was suggested by a band name generator website. It was Weber’s birthday and he loves confetti cake and I was like holy shit… Confetti. It was perfect.
How is this project different from your solo project?
Bryce: My solo project is a bit more serious, whereas “Confetti” is about not taking yourself too seriously and just having fun. With my solo project I’m able to channel my rage, sadness and sexuality. Confetti is project I get to channel my sense of humor, sarcasm and social/political smorgasbord.
Do you prefer working/writing with a bandmate or working solo?
Bryce: I don’t know if I like one over the other, honestly. All I know is this project has been a long time coming. We’ve been making music over the past eight years and have had our fair share of terrible group/band ideas. Finally we found something with a cohesive sound and message that is true to our personalities and artistry. Plus, it’s kinda nice splitting operating costs.
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