Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Myer: Myer Hyman-Lord (doesn’t really have a ring to it as an artist name). I’m a 92 august baby from Canada. I’m an only child born to a French Canadian mother and English speaking Jewish father. Coming up in Montreal, I was a weird kid that bounced around from home to home, school to school and scene to scene. Grew up being the rapper in a crew of punk rockers. Still a weirdo.
Illy: Ummm my real name is Alfonso Illvibington and I was born on the planet Zargon in the 2nd June of 3006. Childhood mostly consisted of growing up to become an adult.
Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
Myer: I started in grade 7 when my best friend David handed me a burnt Eminem CD. I thought, hey I can’t sing well but I can definitely write. And so it began. I had a neighbor in my building that was also part of a huge rap crew in Montreal that showed me the ropes. He kind of mentored me and taught me to shut up when appropriate.
Illy: I always loved music. It was only a matter of time until I started writing and singing and rapping. When Myer and I met, it was love at first sight.
Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
Myer: I’ve always been a fan of blending styles. I wanted to include rock/punk/pop elements into the production to make it catchy yet different. We decided to go the same route with the music video and play off the aliens theme. Keep it lighthearted and up beat but also weird as hell.
Illy: Most of my ups and downs have been related to Roller Coasters. First they go up and then after they usually go down. I have had a similar experience with rocket ships.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
Myer Clarity, 6”nothing, aspiring extrovert, lover of dad jokes. I’ve been writing/producing since I was 13 so it’s been about 12 years of constant music for me. One day I’ll own a dragon and name it Kate Upton.
Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.
The video was shot by Rubicon, director was Andrew Main Oster, had a great vision and followed through. Every edit of the video we got back was more accelerated than the last.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
It’s been an uphill battle. Especially the last 5 years but things are starting to gain momentum. My hope is that we can each take home a Grammy and use it to hang expensive hats on.
Illy: 1 million earth years. Mostly good. Future goals include performing on more major festivals and continuing to make and release fun Alien music!
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Myer: it’s a secret.
Illy: Mostly just to quiet the screaming voices in my head.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
Myer: Magic, whiskey & good friends
Illy: First you must make a tin foil space hat. Then, you binge-watch all of the seasons of Full House including the new Netflix remake. Then, you make a Banana split with Apples instead of Bananas. Press record and Boom. There you have it.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Myer: I’m needy. Please love me.
Illy: Anyone got a lighter I can borrow?
Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Myer: Everyone’s incompetent. Take advice with a grain of salt. No one person has all the answers. Not even Sway.
Illy: Run! Hide! While you still can.