TORONTO BASED FOUR PIECE ‘ONLY YOURS’ SIGNED TO PIRATES BLEND CHATS WITH ME ALL ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘DOUBTS’, LIVE SHOWS AND MORE!

 

 

 

What are your names?
Lowell Sostomi
Devon Henderson
Kyle Watt
Shaun Hogan

 

 

 

What is the bands name?
Only Yours

 

 

 

How did you come up with the bands name?
I thought about how I always felt I owned my favorite bands growing up, like they really defined me in my mind. My music was my identity and I would only share it with people I deemed worthy, hah. So the name is sort of a joke, not quite as romantic as it might seem.

 

 

 

What is your genre of music?
Who cares? Genres are helpful for giving someone a rough idea of what something sounds like, but at the end of the day it’s the last thing on my mind.

 

 

 

Give us a little bio about you.
Toronto based. I used to be in a touring band called Great Bloomers– I ended it in order to start something that empowered my writing and had less restrictions sound wise. We’ve been playing as Only Yours since 2016 and have been building up to releasing this album for a while now.

 

 

 

What made you go in to music?
I was always in music.

 

 

 

Are you a signed?
Only in Canada– to Pirate’s Blend

 

 

 

What was the writing process like for Doubts?
Doubts was an extremely cathartic song for me to write. I created the arrangement first, which was entiely instrumental–at some point I came back to it and all the lyrics came out in a night.

 

 

 

What was the recording process like for Doubts? 

Very interesting– We arranged the song in the studio to incorporate guitar and better suit the band. I never thought of this song as a single when I wrote it– but as we worked on it the excitement kept building up and by the end it had a whole new life.

 

 

 

You are also gearing up to release your debut LP which is called ‘ Overrun’, tell us more about the LP.What was the writing process like?
It happened over the course of a couple years. We were releasing fun singles and I was sitting on my more important material– when we finally set the date to record I basically locked myself in my room for about 3 months to finish the songs. I wrote up until the last day and the band had never played most of the songs when we went in to record.

 

 

 

What was the recording process like?
Working with Joe Chiccarelli was a learning experience like none other– a lesson in striving for incredible results and settling for nothing less. His work ethic and perfectionism was inspiring to me, not to mention he’s a great guy. I came out of this session with a deeper understanding of how great music is/was made and what it means to work with a world class producer.

 

 

 

Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
Touring this fall with Kalle Mattson

 

 

What else can we expect from you this year?
More music and lots more live touring.

 

 

 

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Nothing at the moment.

 

 

 

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
It depends, but if it was a great fit than for sure. Contact me! hah

 

 

 

Do you play any instruments?
I play many instruments

 

 

 

Who are your influences?
Too many to name.

 

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I draw from my experiences trying to find unique angles on relatable situations, I also write about those who are close to me.

 

 

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t criticize yourself while your creating, let it out and shape it later.

 

 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Don’t try to be like anyone else, you’ll be far more potent doing your own thing what ever that is.

 

 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Don’t bore us, get to the chorus” -Tom Petty

 

 

 

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
The shower.
2/ Who do you see first?
M’lady.
3/What do you eat first?
Tough one. Typically, something I haven’t been able to get for a while. Toronto has so much to offer, food wise– you realize that when you go away.

 

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Instagram
Twitter

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