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When Shanghai Metro Temple came to be, members Devyn Lynch, Pat Edler, Justin Stasio, and Kevin Graf were looking for an escape. With career futures uncertain due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a shared childhood passion for music, this group of Colorado boys took a chance on a dream and rocked their first year with global streaming numbers in the 10s of thousands. In that time, Shanghai Metro Temple has sold out multiple Denver venues and even opened for DIPLO cementing their reputation for success. Join them on an escape from the ordinary through driving choruses, meaningful lyrics, and rocking solos.

Congratulations on your latest music! What is the biggest tip you followed when creating the sound?

Thanks so much, we are really excited about the release of Silver Skies! I would say it really just takes time and getting to know each other's music tastes and styles. So much has changed with our “sound” that it's really just sticking to who you are and how you're feeling at the time.

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

At first I think we really didn't know what we wanted so things can sound quite unorganized. You can really tell with our most recent releases how much time we spend with our producer to get things right and add depth to our tracks, where beforehand we kinda just did what we had live and called it a day.

Any tricks up your sleeve when making the music?

Although I really wish there was a simple trick we could show you, it always ends up being more complicated in the end with all the moving parts that go into creating a song. The biggest thing is having the mindset to be creative and open with your band and yourself.

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

With anything I think there were a lot of expectations at first and you have to grow through not exactly meeting those all the time. I dont think we all had a set idea on what the music would be at first but we are really happy on where it landed so far.

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

The band is kinda our second job so we all practice on our own throughout the week and meet 2-3 days a week depending on our show schedule. You really have to be passionate and dedicated.

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?

Find a date for release and stick to it. If you need something done, schedule studio time and force a deadline. You're out on some of the money if you don't get it on time so it's a great motivator.

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