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"IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT" LONELY AVENUE


Consistently adapting to new sounds and styles, Lonely Avenue composes music that pays homage to Pop Punk, Hip-Hop, and Post-Hardcore. Beginning when they were 15; you can hear how they have evolved as a musical group throughout their discography, while staying true to themselves with each new release. Whether you need high-energy, hard hitting rock, or chill acoustics and beats; Lonely Avenue has you covered. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Lonely Avenue brings passion and rawness to their live shows unlike others.

What is the biggest tip you followed when creating the sound?

Honestly just have fun with it, music isn’t supposed to be perfect and let it capture how you feel in that moment or time period. Less is more for sure. But don’t put out an empty project.


How did the sound evolve from the start to the finish?

The fun part about doing self recordings most of the time is watching a song go from acoustic demo to electric demo to instrumental production to final vocal mix to master! But even before that, being inspired to create alternative music that blends hip-hop elements was a key catalyst to blame u coming together.


Any tricks up your sleeve when making the music?


I have two main tricks, one is creating a catchy chorus melody and building a whole song around it and the opposite is writing an entire instrumental and listening to it over and over. In that process my free-styled melodies and lyrics eventually stick and the chorus kind of writes itself as well as the rest of the song. I do have a handful of one-off lines in my notes that I try out when writing the rest of the song to see if it fits.


Was there a collection of ideas that you had or did you have a really specific idea on the music?

I would say the concept is fairly specific in the fact that it’s about going separate ways and for certain reasons, but when I write music I try to do it through a lot of different perspectives to create as much relatability as possible; either my own experiences or that of my friends and family and things from the Internet that have impacted the way I think about things. But a lot of our music over the next few releases will be about a lot of different scenarios because we don’t like getting stuck to one concept of writing.


How much time do you demand of yourself to focus on music?

There’s never really a “healthy” balance, I’m either all in it or can’t focus on it at all, but more or less I’m always trying to come up with catchy courses, melodies, lyrics, and concepts as much as I can while still balancing work life and social life, but music is still always at the forefront.


Do you have any tips or tricks for our audience on how to manage your time when it comes to making sure your music is on track for release?


My guitar player would probably say / tell me, “don’t promise a product release until you have all the pieces worked out” but I just get too excited sometimes haha. But for real making sure you have the final mixes done, the artwork taken care of, and all of the moving components ready to go to have a proper release is key. It’s really easy to let important things fall by the wayside, especially if you’re balancing other things on top of your music. Being able to stay organized with your band and team really helps. And have back up plans and potentially lowered expectations if things don’t go the right way but NEVER let that detour your motive for trying to promote the song as much as possible both before release and after release date. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

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