Undecided Future - U

Undecided Future – U

 

Undecided Future - U

Undecided Future – U

 

ARTIST NAME: Undecided Future

 

SONG TITLE: U

 

ALBUM TITLE: JUGO

 

GENRE:  Indie Pop

 

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Undecided Future is a diverse band with a mix of sweet juices from Pop, Funk, Hip Hop, and R&B.

 

They’re the 2019 winners The Young Entertainer’s Award and 2017 winners of Ryan Seacrest’s global music competition “Best.Cover.Ever.” in which Undecided Future and Jason Derulo performed a song on stage. The video has 7.5 million views on YouTube and during the taping Jason Derulo named Matt “The Sauce King” for his tremendous vocal acrobatics.

 

Undecided Future is known for their fresh feel-good lyrics with great hooks, genre-mashing compositions and unique vocal harmonies from all five band-mates. You can count on their performances being entertaining with an upbeat funky vibe.

 

The band has been performing at Disneyland, CA Adventure and Downtown Disney for the past four years.

 

They have original songs on Spotify, iTunes and all digital platforms. They have also self-produced two music videos on YouTube: “Intoxicated” and “U.”

 

The band has been featured in publications like Billboard and Deitra Magazines, LA and OC Times, OC Register, ReverbNation Homepage and more.

 

“Our old loyal and our new fans come to see us for positive good time. At every show, we play our new pop original songs and a few classic and funky covers. We play to support many local Charities and organizations in Orange County and Los Angeles.” – UF

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Tell us how you build the confidence to face the audience.

We’ve been a band since 7th grade and practicing together so it just feels like a good time on stage, just having fun.

 

We’re now 21 and 22 years old so that was seven years ago we started. It seems like yesterday.

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Tell us your weakness and strength in performance.

Charismatic showmanship is our strength, and dancing is our weakness I guess. We’re just white boys who can’t dance.

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Discuss your songwriting.

We collaborate on songwriting, each bringing an idea in.

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List your other skills apart from singing.

We are a band, but each of us can play all the instruments in the band. Sometimes we switch around on stage and make it more entertaining for the audience.

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Tell us the most memorable moment in your music career.

When we won Best Cover Ever, a Ryan Seacrest YouTube Music Competition – Out of 1,000 of submissions, we were chosen as the winners and we got to perform and make a video with Jason Derulo. It has over 7 million views now.

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Discuss your first performance.

Our first performance was at the Long Beach Aquarium for the Pacific Islands Festival. We were in 8th grade and they let us play all the songs we knew at the time, for like 45 minutes. It was so nice of them and they continued to invite us back every year for about 5 years, so we grew with them and they got to see us grew with our original music.

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Elaborate on what you know about the music business.

We all are very business educated from High School, where we were in classes for music business, college at USC, Thornton School of Music and California Institute of the Arts, Musician’s Institute and Matisse’s dad is a professional drummer so we all shared our information plus by having James Brown’s old manager help us out, we got some knowledge!

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List the instruments you can play.

Nick Stone – Keys and Vocals, Cole Fredrick – Guitar and Vocals, Matt – Lead Vocals, Matisse – Drums and Vocals, and we are auditioning a new Bass player at the moment.

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Tell us how you tackle a pitch in your performance.

We practice our harmonies together a lot, so we aren’t pitchy. Matt has a natural falsetto, which seems to be in the sweet spot without much problem.

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Tell us how you build your melody.

Usually one of us just whips out a fat melody.

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Describe your live performance and recording in the studio.

We have recorded a lot of our songs ourselves in our bedroom studios and then compiled them together. And make changes until everyone likes the song.

 

But recently we recorded with Shotta Bwoy and he’s putting together a song or two for us.

 

Our EP called JUGO was recorded by Dem Joints, a multi-platinum winning producer.

 

Our original EP Disco Balls & Mating Calls was recorded by Cameron Webb, another big producer.

 

We’ve been blessed that these guys want to work with us and like our songs. Even Tito Jackson is going to record some songs with us – Pretty cool.

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Tell us if you prefer using live instruments for your recording.

We usually bring all of our own beats and lyrics into the recording studio where we collaborate and make it saucy as honey almond milk on a stick. But we are perfectionists. We all hear things that we want to make better, so as long as we have time in the studio, we will work until we get it done and everyone is happy. We rarely leave anything unfinished or in a way that someone doesn’t like their part.

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Tell us the feedback you are getting pertaining to your music.

We have been playing at Disneyland, Downtown Disney and CA Adventure for a total of almost 5 years. We are finally getting paid when Cole, the youngest in our group turned 18. That was a long time coming!

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Discuss how you record your song.

We usually write some songs or lyrics that we individually think are cool, then we bring it together with the band to flush out. We all know Logic pretty well and have learned some tricks from the awesome producers we’ve worked with.

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Tell us if you write all your songs.

We write all of our own songs. We started out as a SKA band in High School and then decided we might make more money in the future if we switched to Pop music. We have been told we look like a Boy Band, but we actually play instruments and have had some dance lessons, in the end, we’re an Indie band. We create film and edit all of our own music videos as well.

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State your favourite song.

Our favourite song that is “U” on our latest JUGO EP – But we do have new songs in the works that define us better as a band. We added a little Hip Hop, Funk, and R&B so we have a lot of diversity in our songs and sound.

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Discuss the themes of your songs.

“Our song “U” was written out of being heavily influenced by artists of the ’70s and ’80s and is special to us because it holds true to our roots of music, and will stand the test of time much like our favourite jams.”

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Elaborate on the song.

U

Lyric & Composition by Undecided Future

Copyright 2018

Chorus

I’m thinkin’ ‘bout

I’m thinkin’ ‘bout you

My baby

You’re the one thing on my mind

It seems like all the time

I’m thinkin’ bout you

My baby

Even when I fall asleep

You’re the Girl of my dreams

I’m thinkin’ bout you

 

Verse 1

UF!

Stackin’ more than commas

Hit after hit like a Teather-ball

Takin’ trips to the Bahamas

Cop a ticket baby

Where we go!

To the Amazon

Baby girl my lioness is hella fun

Numba one

Pussycat could holla back at anytime Ay

Ay!

Spirits got me trippin’ upper echelon Ay

Ay!

You my heaven baby I don’t need the high

Sweat it up inside the sauna

Even when its feelin’

Icy cold!

Ain’t nobody ever saw us

And nobody stoppin’ us

No! No!

Cuz I got the keys got the keys to the getaway

Ay!

One day one time it’s a sunny day

My top drop cuz we fancy

Your top drop cuz you so into me

 

Pre Chorus

Talkin’ on the phone

Hang up all alone

But even on my own

 

Chorus

I’m thinkin’ bout you

My baby

You’re the one thing on my mind

It seems like all the time

I’m thinkin’ bout you

My baby

Even when I fall asleep

You’re the Girl of my dreams

I’m thinkin’ bout you

 

Verse 2

Goin’ out tonight

Goin’ out and sippin’ on Bacardi

She’s getting’ naughty

Ladies party all around the world

I tell ‘em I’m sorry

Cuz you’re my only girl

 

Pre Chorus

Conversation late at night

Hang up say goodbye

Not around but still I find

 

Chorus

I’m thinkin’ about you

My baby

You’re the one thing on my mind

It seems like all the time

I’m thinkin’ ‘bout you

My baby

Even when I fall asleep

You’re the Girl of my dreams

I’m thinkin’ ‘bout you

 

Bridge

Love the way you dance

So gentle with your hands

You’re the best

I’m so blessed I get to be your man

Each freckle on your face so perfectly in place

Amazing constellations like in outer space

Cuddle close at the movies laughin’ at the sad scenes

The way you smile in my long sleeve, baby wait before you leave

I was wonderin’ if you’re free

For the rest of your life

Come spend it with me

Cuz there ain’t no one like

 

Chorus

You

My baby

You’re the one thing on my mind

It seems like all the time

I’m thinkin’ ‘bout you

My baby

Even when I fall asleep

You’re the Girl of my dreams

I’m thinkin’ ‘bout you

 

Chorus Out

Come on baby

You

Ah ah ah! And when I get home tonight

I’m gon’ hang you upside down tonight

Woo just how you like

Every angle mirrors left and right

(Mirrors left and right baby)

Whoo!

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

We met in 8th grade and needed a band name and at the time we felt that our future as a band was pretty undecided, so we settled on Undecided Future. Funny enough we should be called Decided Future now because we are definitely here to stay in the music game.

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Orange County, CA (September 14, 2018) – Winners of the Ryan Seacrest YouTube Original, Best.Cover.Ever performing with Jason Derulo, this rising band hailing from the O.C. is taking their music to the next level with a new seven-track EP titled JUGO. The album showcases maturity in songwriting, a rhythm section with a deep pocket and impressive Falsetto vocal acrobatics from frontman Matt Isaac.

 

Working with renowned musician and producer Dem Jointz, JUGO is released in tandem with new original single “U” inspired by the soulful vibes of classic 70s artists imbued with the high energy funk, soul and hip-hop dance sounds that have become their unmistakable mark.

 

“Our song “U” is a tribute to those legendary funky artists whose music continues to get people moving! It’s our own unique twist on that old-school live funk band sound. “U” is special to us because it holds true to our roots of music, and we hope it may stand the test of time much like the songs that inspired it,” said Matt Isaac, lead singer…

 

ABOUT UNDECIDED FUTURE

At first glance, you might be expecting a characteristic boy band clone, but Undecided Future is an outright soul-driven funk and hip-hop band with smartly executed undertones of 70s funk and  R&B. Their sound is making a rise in the music industry, getting radio play, prominent publication features…

 

For the last five months, Undecided Future has been recording and producing the seven-song EP JUGO co-produced with super producer Dem Jointz who has worked with numerous artists including Rhianna, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Howard County, and rapper K.A.A.N. He also contributed music to the documentary miniseries “The Defiant Ones” focusing on the partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and which took home Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards on January 28, 2018.

 

Undecided Future members are Matt Isaac (lead vocals), Matisse Pasillas (drums), Cole Fredrick (guitar), Nick Stone (keyboards), and Hayden Lyskoski (bass).

 

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Artist Name: Undecided Future

 

Song Title: “U”

 

Genre: Pop

 

Release Date: 10/19/18

 

 

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Orange County, CA (September 2018) – Winners of the Ryan Seacrest YouTube Original, Best.Cover.Ever performing with Jason Derulo, this rising band hailing from Orange County, California is taking their music to the next level with a new seven-track EP titled JUGO. The album showcases maturity in songwriting, a rhythm section with a deep pocket and impressive Falsetto vocal acrobatics from front man Matt Isaac.

 

Working with renowned musician and producer Dem Jointz, JUGO is released in tandem with new original single “U” inspired by the soulful vibes of classic 70s artists imbued with the high energy funk, soul and hip-hop dance sounds that have become their unmistakable mark.

 

“Our song “U” is a tribute to those legendary funky artists whose music continues to get people moving! It’s our own unique twist on that old-school live funk band sound. “U” is special to us because it holds true to our roots of music, and we hope it may stand the test of time much like the songs that inspired it,” said Matt Isaac, lead singer.

 

Undecided Future will be performing songs from JUGO live at upcoming gigs across Orange County and Los Angeles. Check their website for dates and more details at http://www.undecidedfuture.com

 

 

 

ABOUT UNDECIDED FUTURE

At first glance, you might be expecting a characteristic boy band clone, but Undecided Future is an outright creative-driven funk and hip-hop band with smartly executed undertones of 70s funk, Hip Hop and R&B. Their sound is making a rise in the music industry, getting radio play, prominent publication features – and landing a winning spot on Ryan Seacrest’s YouTube Original, Best.Cover.Ever. – where they were chosen to perform in a video with Jason Derulo – the video pulled over 7.5 million views.

 

For the last five months, Undecided Future has been recording and producing the seven-song EP JUGO co-produced with super producer Dem Jointz who has worked with Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Janet Jackson, Howard County, and rapper K.A.A.N. He also contributed music to the documentary miniseries “The Defiant Ones” focusing on the partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and which took home Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28, 2018.

 

Undecided Future members are Matt Isaac (lead vocals), Cole Fredrick (guitar), Matisse Pasillas (drums), Nick Stone (keyboards), and Hayden Lyskoski (bass).

 

 

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

Undecided Future members are Matt Isaac (lead vocals), Cole Fredrick (guitar), Matisse Pasillas (drums), Nick Stone (keyboards), and Hayden Lyskoski (bass); all born and raised in Southern California near all the great surfing beaches. We met at ages 15 and 16, while in High School. We all went to a performing arts school called Orange County School of the Arts, located in Santa Ana, California. Matt and Matisse wanted to form a band, so they found Nick, Cole and Hayden at school. We had our first rehearsal in Matisse’s garage and it just clicked. That was over 6 years ago.

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Tell us your academic qualification.

All graduated and met in middle/high school called Orange County School of the Arts, in Santa Ana CA. Nick now attends USC Thornton School of music, he’s a senior, and Cole attends Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, he’s a junior.

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Elaborate on your musical background.

Matt’s dad was a lead singer in a Rockabilly band in Orange County. Matt started taking singing seriously and was a natural entertainer like his dad. Matisse’s dad, Tiki is a professional drummer/percussionist who’s played with Latin artists as well as pop groups, so Matisse started playing drums at a young age watching his dad and learning heavy metal and Michael Jackson‘s ‘Off The Wall’. Nick learned and played classical piano in 3rd grade at the Orchepia School of Music. Now Nick is at USC Thornton School of Music. Cole and Hayden started playing guitar in 3rd grade and continued on learning Classical, Jazz, Flamenco and Rock. Cole is now at Musician’s Institute continuing his musical education.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

We all have a passion for music, and always have. We love writing, being together and developing songs, music, compositions and ourselves as a group. Our shows are a mix of us playing as if we are in the garage jamming, and straight raggers. We believe in music that makes you want to dance. We also like to create all the visuals ourselves including film, photography and graphic art in general.

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Discuss your sound.

We’ve been around for a lot longer than people know. We started out as a SKA band but through the years we’ve found ourselves musically and spiritually through Funk and R&B music. Our current sound definitely goes back to our roots of just playing fun bouncy music. It has matured with Jazz, Hip Hop, and Latin rhythm music influences.

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Discuss your songwriting.

Our songs can come from a lot of different ideas; it’s never a consistent routine. Either one of us will have a dope beat that we all write to, or we’ll come up with a tasty jam in the garage and put it on wax. Our new project “JUGO” was a mix of all that, also including Dem Jointz coming to us with beats for a few of the songs and us writing over it, and vice versa.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your song.

Our song “U” was written out of being heavily influenced by artists of the 70’s and 80’s and is special to us because it holds true to our roots of music, and will stand the test of time much like our favorite jams.

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Tell us how you record your songs.

We usually bring all of our own beats and lyrics into the recording studio where we collaborate and make it saucy as honey almond milk on a stick. But we are perfectionists. We all hear things that we want to make better, so as long as we have time in the studio, we will work until we get it done and everyone is happy. We rarely leave anything unfinished or in a way that someone doesn’t like their part.

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List your various works.

JUGO-6 song EP co-produced with Dem Jointz

 

2018 HMU – Single

 

2017 Intoxicated-Single and Music Video

 

2017 Disco Balls

 

Mating Calls-6 song EP 2014.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

We have promoted to college radio, and are played across the country. We run our own social media. We have a lot of juice from doing the video with Jason Derulo and winning his episode of Best Cover Ever. It now has over 7 .5 million views. We play a lot of live shows in our area for high profile events. We also have a contract to perform at all the Disneyland properties for 2 years. We’ve been featured in a few dozen magazines, but we can say that it all stems from the love that people have of our music and our sound. Nothing would be happening if it weren’t for our fans.

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Explain the story behind the song.

We wrote “U” almost four years ago and have been performing it for a number of years. We all thought this could be a sweet upbeat record on the project, so we sent Dem Jointz the stems of the basic arrangement of it, and he produced the beat behind it to make it sound as full as it does. Dem Jointz had an idea to rework the chorus to be even catchier. He invited his friend Marcus … to arrange and record the trumpet parts. Such collaboration resulted in the banger baby you hear as the last song on the project.

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List the radio stations, television stations and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

We are still in the counting phase but it seems that people like our new EP and first song on the EP “U”.

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

We do everything ourselves including our videos. Matt and Matisse were film and TV majors in high school so they handle all the prep and edit of our videos. Our new Manager for the past year is Larry Fridie. He was James Brown’s manager for the last 12 years of James’ life. He saved him and got all his money back from the record labels. That he was owed because his contract had never been updated throughout the years. Larry is a straight shooter and we’ve learned a lot from him. He’s talking us to the top!

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Elaborate on your music career.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • “Intoxicated” single streamed 100k+ on Spotify

  • Campaign for “Intoxicated” accepted by 90/300 college radio stations, 55/100 internet radio stations, and is now being played in 12 countries

  • ReverbNation 18 straight weeks at #1 Southern California Newport Beach chart

  • Signed 2-year live performance contract with Disney Theme Parks

  • Performed more than 50 live concerts in 2017

  • Winners of Ryan Seacrest’s YouTube show Best Cover Ever, alongside Jason Derulo & Ludacris, with 8M+ views

  • Featured in Billboard magazine, LA Times, Vimeo, ReverbNation Homepage, Cision on PRWeb., Pursuant to Google and Yahoo over 1,880,000 media imprints. Naluda magazine, CD Universe magazine, and much more both domestic and international.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Undecided Future is a Southern California band influenced by pop, funk, reggae, and soul, making their sound a groove that resonates with many people and ages. Matt (lead vocalist), Cole (guitar), Nick (keys), Matisse (drums) and Hayden (bass) provide their audience with dynamic songwriting compositions, a refreshing one-of- a-kind style, and our combined upbeat performances rally get a crowd going. We were taught by Michi Robinson, Artist Development how to get our groove on, on stage. He also taught artists like Usher and Bieber. We are lucky to have him in our court.

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List your favourite artists.

We listen to a lot of different music on a daily basis: Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, No Name, Jimi Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Anderson Paak, Jamirouque, Stevie Wonder, Common, Childish Gambino, there are just so many more, old and new that we draw inspiration from it’s hard to name a few.

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Tell us what you are doing to build your brand.

We are working more and more on branding ourselves and our look on stage. We mix it up and don’t take ourselves too seriously and can wear some pretty funky things. We like to find our gems in thrift shops around town. It’s just cloth on skin, wear what makes you “you”.

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Tell us about your future goals.

We feel that our future in the music industry is in fact ‘Decided.’ We are all committed to get this band to reach the world. We are friends, brothers, and everything to each other. We’ve spent a lot of nights on each others’ couches and floors over the past six years. We have a long way to go, but we have some of the best in the industry behind us. It’s just a matter of time.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an aspiring musician.

We think ‘evolving’ as an artist is what it is all about. Never hope to never get stale and never stand still. Keep doing what you’re doing and love every minute of it. Otherwise it’s not worth doing it