On Impulse - 10 questions Music Interviews
On Impulse are making their debut into the music scene. The duo,Brett Robbins and Christian Tribble, have released their EP, Mind of a Diamond, which explores authenticy and ownership of your thoughts and actions. Created in the duo's small, home studio, a relentless work ethic and dedication to their art was poured into every song on the EP.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
So while we were both in Drum line at Bellevue West High school, Christian would always act out of impulse and say some funny things. Our friend Talon said "say a 4 word sentence right now!" Christian then proceeded to say "BIG BOATS FAT ICE". Talon responded saying that it sounded like an album. Therefore christian and I said we would make an album with 10 songs in 10 days. Not knowing anything about music we downloaded garage band and made the album. But lets be real that album was not good... (It was meant to be a joke) We then kept making music because our high school friends liked it and thought it was funny. And well now we are here.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
The craziest thing that has happened to us was probably getting a feature to come down from a different state. Cxpid is an R&B artist from Omaha, but lived in Florida at the time. I got in contact with him through my ex... However we loved his sound and realized he had a good following and so much potential! We emailed him and got to work on trying to get him to feature with us. We didn't have any songs out or any fan base what soever, yet he still. featured on our song because he believed in us as much as we believed in ourselves. This meant the world to us and inspired us not only to be better as artists but more confident as well!
What has been the high point of your music path?
The high point for us was creating our debut EP (Mind of a Diamond), and realizing how far we have came. We listened to it and edited it for around 6 months after it was done in order to make it perfect. We then spent time researching marketing strategies and other things like that to get our music out there. This brought us together in a friendship that I never would have thought would happen. Therefore the high point inner career thus far would be turning a decent friendship into a bond that will never be broken.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Our creative process begins with spending hours on end listening to beats finding the perfect sound. we then get together to create the chorus in our studio working as one. We record it and see if we like the vibe it sends out. If we don't we drop the song and move on, however if we do then we begin to write our verses in our own time.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The biggest challenge is getting music out to people that have never heard of you. This doesn't just mean getting on blog, but also working against other artists that are trying to do the same thing. This is why we have worked with some artists that are slightly bigger than us to learn more and more.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Sharing the stage with Denzel Curry is a dream of ours. This man fits into so many different genres it is literally insane. Our goal is to hit as many genres as possible and collating with him or being on stage with him would change our lives.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Our rehearsals consist of performing in my dads basement. this sounds funny because its not at our own place, however we thought in order to put more money into marketing we can use my dads equipment. He is in a pop rock cover band, therefore we get his equipment and we just have fun with it. Sometimes we will spend half an hour messing around with running just saying random things into the mic.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Our song "FIGHTING THE PAIN" was probably the toughest song to write to. the beat was a rock trap beat in which we have never done before. Writing the chorus, we made it about the feeling you get right before you black out. We not only wanted to write lyrics surrounding this idea but also paint a picture with our words. "Slippin in the void Collors vibrant like a thriller / My reflection in the mirror / I Can't tell which ones realer"
What's coming up in the future?
We have a music video coming out on world star in. the near future. while. also working on another EP similar to our latest. Not similar in sound but similar in thought. instating of staying true to yourself and keep pushing, this one will be directed towards pushing yourself o. be the best you and staying on top of your shit.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
You can access our music on all major platforms and soon to be our social medias and youtube account.