We were heartbroken when Emblem3 announced that they were going on hiatus, but now we're super-excited about Wes Stromberg's new project with Kenny Holland called The BalCOny! When we talked to the guys at Digifest Chicago — where they performed an amazing set and even hosted Invisalign Teen's kissing booth on stage — we had to find out all the deets about their burgeoning musical collab. Apparently, even they didn't see it coming!

"We just started a musical project, duo thing that came out of nowhere. We were going on a snowboard trip to Colorado," Wes told us.

"At this point, we weren't even that good of friends, and we became really good friends on that trip," Kenny continued. "And we're both musicians, [so] we wanted to come back and write together. And we started writing music that we fell in love with, all on the balcony, which is why we're called The BalCOny."

Crazy, right?! Even though Wes and Kenny admit that their musical duo that "came out of nowhere," we are so glad it did!

Are you excited about The BalCOny? Watch our exclusive interview with the guys below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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