The Old Adage Releases New Track "Hollywood"
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By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
October 16, the band who derives their name from an Atreyu song, named The Old Adage has released their newest pop fusion jam called "Hollywood." I got to have a little chat with Mimi and Nino, the band members, to get to know them a little better as artists, and of course, to share with you their newest track!
ACRONYM: What artists helped to inspire your sound?
Mimi: So many! We each started playing music around 4 years old, so we've had a lot of influence since then. From artists since Britney Spears & Backstreet Boys to Twenty One Pilots and Taylor Swift. We had a lot of influence in between like classic rock... The Beatles were a huge influence. We grew up on The Eagles, The White Stripes, anything Jack White really. Vocally, I was really inspired by the Alternative genre early on. Nowadays I'm influenced by a lot of the new rap culture. We have always listened to a wide variety of genres, and been influenced by a lot of music.
ACRONYM: Do you produce your own tracks musically, or do you reach out to others to create the electronic sound?
Nino: All of our production is done in-house in our home studio, Little Butter Records. Mimi has a big hand in the vocal production and I do more of the musical production.
ACRONYM: Are you planning on having shows in the Metro Detroit area soon?
Mimi: We would love to. We don't have anything lined up at the moment though. In November, we are playing a Grand Rapids show on the 4th and a Cincinnati Show on the 19th.
ACRONYM: How would you describe the track "Hollywood," and what does the track mean to you?
Nino: On the production side, it is heavy, a bit menacing, but has a sensitive side. It is a good representation of us as artists because it is a little unexpected in terms of where the song takes you. It changes a lot. The contrast from the verse to the chorus acts as the yin and yang of the song. That's really the play of the song and what makes it dramatic.
ACRONYM: Where does your band name come from / does it have a significant story?
Mimi: Yes! We actually got it from an Atreyu song! "Becoming the Bull" is the song title. The Adage in that song is "Grab the Bull by the Horns." Stating take control of your situation. An old adage is an old saying or parable. There are many out there like "When life hands you lemons make lemonade" or "not everything that glitters is gold." The Old Adage as a band basically represents "have something to live by or for."
Check out their new track, "Hollywood" below: