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.