J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is Let It Happen!
Here are five things you need to know about Let It Happen whose new EP, It Hurts, But It's Worth It, is out now!
Ohio based pop-rock group Let It Happen consists of vocalist Drew Brown, drummer Sean Highley, guitarist Michael Vogel, and bassist Nathan Joiner. Friends since high school, the four drifted in and out of projects before coming together as Let It Happen in 2009.
They have one of their own musical inspirations, Jimmy Eat World, to thank for inspiring their band name. "After writing some material and practicing a bit we began our back porch ritual of listening to some music and chatting and the next thing we knew we were listening to Jimmy Eat World," Lead singer Drew Brown tells J-14. "We were discussing band names and did not want to settle for just any name, and the song 'Let It Happen' came on. It was pretty unanimous as we read the name out loud that it was perfect."
Their new EP It Hurts, But It's Worth It isn't just fun and games but songs that represent a chapter in Drew's life full of lessons learned throughout the years. "I've always been a very hopeful and positive person but inevitably life has some pretty nasty thing in store for us. What's interesting though, is our 'lowest' moments are actually our best opportunities to shine as individuals and teach us the most about ourselves," he says. "Life is bitter sweet but there is a lot to take away from both your success and your failures."
Let It Happen has a full tour schedule this summer, and at the same time, they'll be writing new material for their next record. "We are all really excited to see everyone this summer and show everyone what we have up our sleeves!" Drew says.
Their first single "Bridges" is all about admittance. "Amongst all the chaos of growing up we often get forced into confronting our issues and it isn't always the most comfortable thing. I firmly believe in the fact that if you want to see a change in the world around you then you must begin that change within yourself, so I decided to start with writing a song that bluntly admits to the raw emotion behind dealing with my problems," Drew says. "Nobody likes to see the worst in themselves, but we all have to in order to progress as individuals and I want people to have something they can scream out their frustrations to!"
Check out their latest music video for "Bridges" and let us know what you think:
Photo: Courtesy of Big Picture Media/Let It Happen