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Beyond The Sun Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Beyond The Sun Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

1. Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Phil- Yes, we write all the songs ourselves. We have done a few co-writes, but we're far more comfortable keeping the writing between the three of us. Colin, Dalton and myself all bring different elements that complement each other well and together make up our sound. 

2. Lamitschka:  What will your next single be?

Dalton - Our next single will be a song called "Stop". And it's coming out in May.

3. Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your music?

Colin - We have 100% creative control over our music. Besides writing our own music, Dalton's our producer so we keep everything tight to our chest.

4. Lamitschka:  Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?

Phil - I don't think there is a tougher critic than ourselves. 

5. Lamitschka:  What's your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?

Phil - For me, there's a few, but one would have to be Fix You by Coldplay. 

6. Lamitschka:  What message would you like to send your European fans?

Colin- We're going to playing in Europe for the first time this June. We can't wait to finally experience playing our songs on that side of the pond. 

7. Lamitschka:  You did a duet with Alyssa Bonagura. How did that happen to come about?

Phil -  We have a song called Forever & Ever which was the first time we had ever written a song to be a duet. Right away we thought of Alyssa. We thought she was a perfect fit. Alyssa is dating a friend of mine from college and, from the first time meeting her, we just hit it off and became friends. We're thrilled to have her on the song with us. 

8. Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?

Colin- Mine is a song called Little Kingdom. It was written and recorded during a very emotional time in our lives. Our grandmother on our dads side had just passed away. Little Kingdom was the first song we recorded after her passing and there's just something special in that song and that recording. One of the best compliments Little Kingdom received was "I feel like I know who you guys are just from listening to this song". 

9. Lamitschka:  Are you doing anything to take music beyond its current borders or are you happy where it is?

Dalton – So we call our genre of music "Shuffle" (like the iPod), the lines between genres are blurring now more than ever so back in 2016 we decided rather to try & fit in a certain box we'd create our own. Our music crosses over Pop, Alternative, Country & even Rock. It's all of the music we grew up with & love combined into one sound. 

10. Lamitschka:  Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

Colin- Right now, some of the artists I'm listening to are James Bay, OneRepublic and Billy Currington. As a band, we find inspiration from a lot of different avenues whether it be real life, something we saw on TV or in music from a bunch of different artists including the ones I just mentioned. As far as our musical roots, all our talent was passed down by our great-grandfather Jack Hannan on our dads side. He was a drummer and played with Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie.

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