J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is TwentyForSeven.
Here are five things you need to know about TwentyForSeven whose single "All I Ever Wanted" is out now!
Michigan's pop rock band TwentyForSeven consists of vocal and guitarist Rajiv Dhall, keys, vocals, and bassist Matt Pastor, vocal and guitarist Blake Hayes, and drummer Corey DeLuca. "We all started playing musical individually in our early teens because we were really drawn to the fun and creativity it had to offer," they tell J-14. "The band ended up materializing from Rajiv and Matt deciding to start a new band after a former one split. The group started around our senior year in high school in 2010, and the current lineup was solidified in the winter of 2011."
Their band name came from a spelling mistake that ended up sticking. "The name was picked quite randomly and spelled in a difficult way, but was put onto a t-shirt and it stuck with people, so we ended up keeping it," they explain.
Look familiar? You could have spotted them on E!'s series 'Opening Act' where they opened for Gym Class Heroes! "It was a lot of fun being a part of the show! It opened a lot of doors and helped us form relationships we didn't think were possible," they tell J-14. "We made a lot of new friends, and got the honor of sharing the stage with Gym Class Heroes. The whole experience brought us closer as a unit, and gave us a look into the life we aspire for."
Their EP Forget The World is due out in 2013! "Forget The World is a collection of songs that really represent our personalities; it's inspired by anything and everything we experience," they say. "The name comes from a song on the album, and was titled that because it really captures our happy-go-lucky demeanor, and is always a reminder to not take yourself too seriously; sometimes you just have to forget the world and laugh."
Their current single "All I Ever Wanted" is all about meeting someone and falling for someone so quickly. "The situation has happened to all of us, and we feel is pretty relatable for people our age," they tell J-14.
Check out TwentyForSeven's official lyric video for "All I Ever Wanted" and let us know what you think!
Photo: Courtesy of TwentyForSeven