“My ‘Recent Rumor’”

Written by Music

Everyone has that band; that band that makes your brain shut off and your heart race. That band who can bring a smile to your face no matter how far into the darkness you have sunk. Maybe you haven’t listened to them in ages, or maybe you’re listening to them right now.

That band for me goes by the name of Recent Rumors. They are a three- well, now four (they finally added a new drummer recently)- member alternative pop band based in Dallas, Texas. The band is led by singer Josh LaBoyteaux, a seemingly quiet individual who in reality has a wicked sense of humor that’s able to put a smile on your face no matter what. Next is bassist Alex Lopez who seems crazy and a bit intimidating at first glance but has the largest heart and goofiest personality. Lastly, there’s guitarist Tymothy Clark, who is quite possibly the most caring and empathetic person I have ever met. 

I began listening to them about a year ago and haven’t been able to get them out of my mind since. I think I listened to their then five, now six, released singles on repeat for weeks on end. Each song holds a seemingly new voice and sound which confounded me for some time but upon asking singer Josh, he told me that as a songwriter, he draws from different influences like any artist would whenever he writes a new song. And it is whatever singer he is channeling at that time that comes out in his voice style- a fact that I feel distinguishes them from being just another band.

The deeper I delved into my obsession with their music, the more I began to idolise them; because finding their music was an amazing twist of fate but getting to know them as people and as friends is a privilege I will forever hold close to my heart. 

So put down this paper and take out your music- listening device because this band are rising stars bound for greatness and you don’t want to miss it.

Last modified: 13th October 2019

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