The New Hippies

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Joe Picard – May 6 1994

Zane Taylor – July 19, 1996

Understanding Diggs – October 12, 1995

Alex Rushka – March 28, 1993

Chris Traynor – January 14, 1996

Sai Wagh – August 16, 1997

All from America, (New York, New Jersey, California) All grew up with fairly different upbringings, from different social classes and different places.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

All of us have been playing music since we were young in school ensembles, bands with friends and other gigs (church choir, jazz gigs) all kinds of stuff.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

One of our goals as a band is to defy genre by blending as many styles as we can. We all have different musical backgrounds ranging from hip-hop to pop to r&b/soul to jazz to funk to reggae to classical training. We would like to make music that has something for everybody, while still pushing music forward into new territories. The concept behind “Text me Back” was to merge classical melodies (the lead synth) with electronic sounds and hip hop and contemporary r&b vocal melodies to create a new sound, and lyrically it’s an exploration of the idea that we’re always looking ahead to something better and that brings us pain and frustration, but when you let go of those inhibitions you can create honestly from the heart and possibly make something timeless. The music video is yet to be made but we have some ideas.

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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.

This band is really just getting started, and we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to open for The Wu-Tang Clan a few times in Southern California last year and that gave us a taste of what is to come, but the climb has been slow and we’ve gotten a lot of rejections at this point but that’s all part of the experience, and we’ll continue to play because it’s what we love to do.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

 The song was recorded at Joe & Zane’s apartment. The music video will be made with one of our best friends and our videos are usually edited by Zane’s brother. The whole thing is a family affair. It’s all us.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Some of us have grown up in the music industry and the rest of us have spent our lives trying to break into it, so it’s a lifelong affair. We have varied experience from scoring for films to playing jazz gigs to playing shows with the band, but I think our ultimate goal is to make music we’re proud of, share it with the people we love and for our music to allow us the opportunity to see the world and embark on other creative endeavors.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

The world around us and the experiences we share are our inspirations. The need to communicate what we observe and express ourselves in a way that other people can relate to, and maybe even get inspired themselves or entertain a new idea.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I don’t know the secret to making a hit song, because we haven’t made a hit yet. I’d like to believe it has something to do with saying something that everybody feels.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

This is just the beginning! Make music and spread love! And if you don’t understand something or someone, ask questions before you form an opinion. We’ll see you soon

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Be true to yourself and make what you want to make. Don’t waste time. Keep your ambitions, let go of your expectations and learn from your experiences so you can grow.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

This is only the second song we’ve released. We have an album in the works and some more singles to release and possibly an EP. We got a chance to tour with The Wu-Tang Clan which was probably the high point of our career so far, but we are working on growing.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

We’re currently trying setting up some interviews with local radio stations and college stations (KUCI, Chapman Radio) and Eternity Network just added our song to their Spotify playlist Sunday Selects.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

We record a lot of demos where we just jam or try to find some grooves in the moment and then go back and write to them and give them some structure.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Cole, Anderson .Paak, Smino, Earl Sweatshirt and The Beatles

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

We haven’t done any collaborations but we would love to work with anybody.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.thenewhippies.com

www.facebook.com/thenewhippies

www.soundcloud.com/thenewhippies

instagram & twitter: @newhippiesband

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

www.thenewhippies.com/music

      itunes

      Spotify

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

We think our happiest day is yet to come, we try to enjoy every day because every day you spend with family and friends is a blessing. I think our worst days are the days that we feel like we’ve let down the people we care about. We don’t want to cause any pain or suffering to anyone around us.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

With a million dollars, we’d find a way to make ten million dollars. Then we’d probably buy some kind of space of our own. A house, a compound, a concert venue, something like that.

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