Looseleaf – Confetti

Looseleaf – Confetti

 

Looseleaf – Confetti

Looseleaf – Confetti

 

ARTIST NAME: Looseleaf

 

SONG TITLE:  Confetti

 

ALBUM TITLE: Confetti

 

RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2019

 

GENRE:  Electro Pop/Indie Pop

 

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Pride month is here and Looseleaf is celebrating by releasing their new single, CONFETTI. This catchy tune fuses electro and indie pop styles, underlined with inventive hooks that will make your heart smile.

 

CONFETTI emphasizes the importance of loving who you are while honouring past and present trailblazers who have paved the way for a more colourful tomorrow. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, trans, fluid, or undecided…this song celebrates you because at the end of the day love is love and Looseleaf is proud of their community…

 

LOOSELEAF is Anthony Marone and Wesley Edwards. They started in 2013, writing vibes in their tiny 200 square foot apartment in Hermosa Beach, and landed in New York City for their latest creations.

 

Looseleaf mixes indie and electro-pop, infused with quirky beats and warm vocals. Their latest single Confetti celebrates pride, love, and community. Confetti is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major platforms.

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Share your life story with us.

Our story begins in 2010, where our mutual love for music was founded in the heat of Texas during the summer within the catalogs of The Beatles discography. Still a major inspiration for our music today, we would listen to The Beatles on repeat, slowly growing a fondness for one another and solidifying our combined roots in the world of music.

 

As time passed, and our relationship flourished, we began to intertwine our personal music libraries, finding common ground in electro/indie pop.

 

Then, on the beaches of Hermosa Beach in southern California, Looseleaf was born to the tune of a ukulele. Our sound has developed and grown over the years, guiding us from coast to coast, and settling in New York City today.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.

We’ve been navigating the music industry on our own for a couple of years now.

 

Being unsigned, we’ve had the opportunity to try new things and grow an authentic brand without the permission of anyone.

 

It has been an unbelievable experience letting our closest friends and family hear the sounds our souls make.

 

We are fortunate to have an extraordinary support system surrounding us, and those who have been on this journey with us from the beginning know who they are. We are eternally grateful for their love and support, as it keeps us climbing even during the hardest of times.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.

Touring is a whirlwind of an experience. While we haven’t taken our personal music on tour, we’ve been fortunate enough to have taken our careers in musical theatre on the road. Seeing the country, learning new cultures, performing, and meeting new people is something that we both absolutely love to do, and we both plan to take our music on new adventures in the future.

 

The recording is one of our favourite things to do. We have our own personal studio in our apartment in New York. The spectrum of emotions we’ve felt in the studio is enormous, as it can be time-consuming, creatively exhausting, painfully tedious, repetitive, and overwhelmingly frustrating while also being the most liberating experience we could have together. The sheer endlessness of our creative boundaries is challenging and invigorating to navigate, but once you find the right chord with the right beat with the right hook, the bliss can be all-consuming, making the process that much more worth it.

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Discuss your songwriting.

Songwriting is not a cut and dry process for us. Sometimes Wesley can write beautiful lyrics that spawn a great melody.

 

Other times, Anthony can produce an interesting beat that influences a catchy hook.

 

We have to listen to each other, and let the music find its way by bouncing ideas off one another.

 

The most important thing is to take constructive criticism and grow with the process.

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Elaborate on your future projects.

2019 has proven to be a very busy year for us with releasing our full EP and a single before the summer. We’re hoping to release at least one or two more singles before we begin developing our next album.

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.

By being unabashedly ourselves! We can only hope that the fans of our music are not only on this journey with us because they enjoy our product, but because they know and like who we are as artists and people, both inside and outside the studio.

 

We want people to know that by tuning in to our music, you are getting a look into our relationship, our quirks, our flaws- our humanity.

 

While we put all of ourselves into our sound, our music is a culmination of everyone we love, everyone we interact with, and all the beautiful people who influence us.

 

By creating a community, a world surrounding our music, we’ve had an awesome opportunity for us to get to know not only who is listening, but why they are listening too!

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Tell us that point in time you wanted to give up on your music career.

The market is saturated. Art is everywhere. The truth is that some other artists have more songs, more fans, more streams, and thusly more people who believe in them. Doubt fills our hearts often, but there is absolutely nothing in this world we would rather be doing.

 

We’d take every ounce of pain that comes with creation than sit on the sideline and watch someone else paint our world for us. To quote Anthony’s brother in law, “The joy has to be in the journey because you don’t stop living once you’ve made it.”

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Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody.

Because we live in New York, the sounds of the city permeate through our walls every day. Even when it’s silent, it’s not. Because music is natural and embedded within all people, we try and listen to the sounds our emotions make, starting with one note and building from there. There is no process – it just has to come naturally.

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Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing.

With a degree in Arts Administration from Wagner College, Anthony has a full understanding of music licensing and copyright, having taken intensive courses on business law, management, and economics with a combined concentration in music, art, and theatre.

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State your favourite genre of music.

We certainly don’t discriminate on any music genre, but our absolute favourite is indie-pop. We are also huge fans of jazz, as well as classic pop music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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Tell us the theme of most of your songs.

Mental health, anxiety, depression, addiction, LGBTQ+ pride, love, fear, death, acceptance so just a bunch of super light and frothy stuff.

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Elaborate on this song.

“Confetti” is an LGBTQ+ pride anthem you’ll want to shout from the rooftops! The song maintains its poise while not so gently caressing the idea of a world where being queer is not just fully accepted, but embraced and celebrated!

 

We are a proud, recently engaged gay couple who make music together and we hope that we, as well as this song, will inspire others in our community to be proud of who they are and be unafraid to light this world up with their true, beautiful colours!

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Discuss digital distribution and streaming.

Fortunately for artists, it has become increasingly easier to release music digitally to mass markets. While it at times feels like screaming into a void, the accessibility to new, influential music is inspiring and we are grateful to live in a world where artists are able to create their own opportunities.

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Tell us numerous ways that artists can boost their revenue.

Do everything possible while maintaining true to yourself and your brand.

 

Sell merch, play concerts, and get your name out there so that people know who you are.

 

There are so many tools out there to help distribute your music to the right people, and there is a world of money to be made with your music.

 

Remember to start slow, as being in this industry is not a sprint to the finish line.

 

Most importantly, remember that while generating revenue is a wonderful goal to obtain, you have to make your music because you love it. Don’t forget why you began creating music in the first place. You can’t take your money with you after your gone, but your legacy and how you impacted the world will last forever.

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Tell us your opinion on self-training and enrolling in an educational institution to study music.

We have always been self-starters and firmly believe in creating our own path to success. If there was something we didn’t understand, we found the answers ourselves. While getting an education from an institution can help lay the foundation to a successful career, it takes you to hone the lessons you learn and find your own way throughout the business.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.

A hit song has to take the idea of familiarity and put its own spin on it.

 

You should feel like you’ve heard the song before, even if you haven’t.

 

It should sound like a moment in time you remember, or a feeling you’ve felt on a specific day.

 

It should resonate with you no matter where you are, who you are with when you need that one thing to help you transcend time and space to lose yourself.

 

It should take you to the past, present, and future all at once. It should make you dream for better days or embrace the moment you’re in right now.

 

It should be a reflection of you at your best and worst.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

We are Looseleaf. We are the pen gliding on paper. We are the brush massaging the canvas. We are the leaf blown off its branch and dancing through the wind. We are the hum of traffic in the city. We are the steam billowing off your coffee while you watch the sunrise. Looseleaf is you… elevated.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Our song is named “Confetti” to represent the liberation of the LGBTQ+ community and the evolving freedoms from being unapologetically ourselves – As one would throw a handful of confetti in the air to accurately depict a celebration, one can now listen to our song “Confetti” to encapsulate the same feelings.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

Our song “Confetti” is a single and should make you feel like you’re at a pride parade!

 

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Looseleaf - Breakdown

Looseleaf – Breakdown

 

Looseleaf - Breakdown

Looseleaf – Breakdown

 

ARTIST NAME: Looseleaf

 

SONG TITLE: Breakdown

 

ALBUM TITLE: Paper Cuts

 

RELEASE DATE: 3/23/2019

 

GENRE: Indie Pop/Electro Pop

 

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LOOSELEAF is Anthony Marone and Wesley Edwards. They started in 2013, writing vibes in their tiny 200 square foot apartment in Hermosa Beach, and landed in New York for their second album.

 

Paper Cuts explores beats from beaches to cities and willfully transport you with each song.

 

Paper Cuts is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major platforms.

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Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.

‘Breakdown’ is the closing song off Looseleaf’s sophomore album, Paper Cuts.

 

The quirky single mixes beach vibes, urban beats, and tight harmonies to create a one-of-a-kind sound.

 

Lyrically, Looseleaf continues their themes of pain, pleasure and the struggles of substance abuse.

 

‘Breakdown’ is all about smiling through the pain… or is it about feeling pain in the smile? This song will make you feel like you’re losing your mind.

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Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.

The most important thing is to trust your instincts and be unabashedly yourself.

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Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.

Since we started Looseleaf back in 2013, we’ve considered our music to be a journey. After releasing “Paper Cuts,” it became abundantly clear people were with us for the long haul.

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Explain how to deal with fear on stage.

Having both come from a musical theatre background, we’ve learned that the audience is on your side – they want you to succeed!

 

Nerves are inevitable and can either hinder or propel you. We choose to let them propel us! Use that energy for good, honey!

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Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.

Music is always changing. That’s what makes it phenomenal! It reinvents itself every day.

 

We believe that what makes a timeless song is not always about the production quality as much as it is about great content.

 

A good song is a good song, no matter how you hear it. Some of the best music can be made in a studio apartment, with one guitar and a single voice. It doesn’t take much! That’s why some of the greatest music is from the past. Its content withstands the test of time.

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Tell us an interesting experience in your music career that is significant.

The first time we performed live was absurdly nerve-wracking and borderline hilarious.

 

We’d been practicing for weeks on how to perform our music with just a ukulele – which was cool because it gave us an opportunity to look at our music in a different way.

 

We’re primarily electronic, so using a live instrument was a challenge.

 

But we performed at a bar in Los Angeles with a line-up of other inexperienced musicians.

 

It was adorable and we all had each other’s support. Some people played live, others played with soundtracks or even acapella. We were like our own class that night. It was endearing and exhilarating.

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Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.

‘Breakdown’ was written as a result of the frustrations with living in New York City.

 

The lyrics were created as an expression of accepting and coping (and times failing) with anxiety.

 

It’s not easy out there, so finding the best ways to understand and embrace your fears and frustrations is important to staying healthy. “Breakdown” is our therapy.

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Tell us your best means of expressing yourself.

Music of course! And food. Food is FANTASTIC.

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Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics, and religion.

Our music is always influenced by what’s going on in the world and our personal lives. At the end of the day, we are an engaged gay couple who like to write about issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ and other communities fighting for their rights.

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Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish.

Forever. Being yourself is always timeless. We try to stay unique and true to ourselves.

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List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.

The Beatles – They evolved with the times and created a sound that no one had heard before.

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Tell us your viewpoint on discriminating.

We can’t believe there is still discrimination in this world. It’s an unfortunate aspect to life that so many people still deal with.

 

Being gay, we both have felt the fear of being discriminated against.

 

We treat others how we wish to be treated, and can only hope that one day we can learn to live together in peace.

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Tell us your favourite books and state your reason.

The Wizard of Oz has always been one of our favorite books. We love the theme of brain vs. the heart and what “home” means.

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Tell us what triggers your creativity.

Fear – It’s something that we both can feel so deeply, so taking a negative feeling and using its energy towards being creative promotes positivity. It’s how we’ve learned to cope.

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Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.

This may sound totally insane, but we actually sit in silence…

 

We try and tune into the sounds that are all around us and listen to what noises our thoughts and emotions make.

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Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.

“Coffee” off our first album “Paper Planes” was a real turn around for us. Its production influenced every sound in our sophomore album.

 

“Paper Cuts” allowed us to showcase that sound and establish ourselves as unique artists.

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Tell us how you compose your song.

Teamwork! Wesley handles most of the lyrics and Anthony deals primarily with production.

 

After eight years of being in a relationship, we’ve certainly learned how to bounce ideas off each other.

 

The most important thing is to listen to each other, accept criticism, and work together to create a perfectly nuanced sound.

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Elaborate on the song.

“Breakdown” was a huge accomplishment for us. It was the first song on the album to be finished but went through the most drastic of changes throughout the remainder of the production.

 

By the end of the two-year process, the song’s entire production had changed; solidifying that there is no definitive end in a song’s maturity.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

The name “Looseleaf” was conceptualized to represent the creativity in our music.

 

All of our art starts in our mind and ends up on paper. It’s been a really cool branding opportunity for us.

 

Our first album was called “Paper Planes.” It was all about us discovering our sound and taking flight.

 

Our latest album, “Paper Cuts,” has more emotional weight as it deals with the struggles of pain and healing.

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Share your press release and review with us.

“Breakdown really is a sonic description for what a breakdown of knowledge, sensibilities, emotions, and life-ridden cycles of angst could be. Interpretive to the nth degree, the duo of Anthony Marone and Wesley Edwards makes sense of a drive-by of the heart.”

– COMEHEREFLOYD

 

“Breakdown contains a relatable storyline, dreamy vocals, and vibey instrumentation flavored with beach vibes and indie-pop elements…We recommend adding looseleaf’s ‘Breakdown’ single to your personal playlist.”

-BONGMINES ENTERTAINMENT

 

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