St Louis group Jailbox are back with their new introspective single 'Idea Jar', so we caught up with the guys to find out a little bit more about their music, inspirations and more! Read on to find out what they had to say…
For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
Ethereal, dream/shoe-gazey, atmospheric, moon-popish, open to personal interpretation.
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
Being able to capture a larger audience within today's technologically savvy society, as it's easier than ever for people to put music on the internet. Listeners today have so many options, which is great, but it takes more effort to earn someone's attention.
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
Extremely difficult if your priority is financial gain. Probably impossible.
How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?
We wouldn't have an interest in pursuing an artistic career in which we didn't have control.
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
The world we live in, really. Stories are told every day, through more than words or sounds. The music we do hear and connect with obviously blossoms thoughts and desires of songwriting, however, every day interactions and simplicity like the weather changing resonate with our thinking and pursuit of songwriting.
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose?
Mike Kinsella or Bryan Adams, if he lets us.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
We have a fifth member. Bare Ree. He's our furry friend who likes to make cameos from time to time on our social media pages.
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
To be able to continue doing this at a comfortable level. To make a means of living.
Where do you hope to be this time next year?
Pursuing sonic adventures in the recording process, and hopefully travelling, seeing beautiful buildings and faces and life.
What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?
We plan on releasing new music and videos.
Jailbox's ew single 'Idea Jar' is available now via FarmerTanz Records.