What are your names?
Jason Watkins, Paul Watkins and Mathew Linton.
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
We were listening to a song by Rodney Crowell one day and out of the blue it presented itself to us. We had the name Coyote for while, but we wondered if it might be best to tag on another word after it. It seemed like the right thing to do.
What is your genre of music?
It’s not fashionable pop music, but it is pop music that’s slightly cinematic and familiar. It may be considered indie pop or other folk pop. It’s the genre where The Shredder might get in a fight with Peter Gabriel.
Give us a little bio about you..
Two coyotes were walking in the woods one day when they spotted another coyote drinking coffee. The two coyotes then invited the other coyote into their world, and the three of them continue to seek an adventure to chase down.
What made you go in to music?
Our families loved music and taught us to love it too. We always had music in our life as part of our upbringing. Music seemed like the natural thing to do.
Are you a signed?
You released your new single “Sing!” tell us more about it.
‘Sing!’ was inspired by a close friend that didn’t have the strength to use her talents in a particular season. She has so much to offer, but didn’t believe it at the time. We were thinking of a way to encourage people out there to not hide what you’re good at. Don’t keep it locked inside because someone may need you to help bring them back to a true realization about themselves. If you have a gift, share it with others and they may feel cherished. We were also drinking a tea called ‘Sing’ made by a company in East Nashville called High Garden.
What was the writing process like?
We wrote all of the songs for Vol. 1 in Paul’s old house and also some songs in Florida. We each bring different ideas in and build the songs. Sometimes we have titles first, and sometimes Paul may have a track and we’ll build off of it. Our writing process is an ever changing experiment. These days, we usually write with an acoustic guitar and combine different lyric ideas. Occasionally, we’ll write on piano. We’ve also started a few songs on our way to get donuts.
What was the recording process like?
We recorded with our friend Joe Causey at his house and he really provided his expertise through the entire process. He played electric guitar, synths, and did programming. There was also some of Jason’s vocals that were recorded on days of traveling. Some in Las Vegas and some in Florida. We tracked drums in East Nashville at Buckley Miller’s studio. Shane Wilson mixed the album. All of those guys really went above and beyond on these recordings. We’re thankful for the way they helped shape the album.
Who did you work on the Single with?
We worked on it with Joe Causey, Buckley Miller and Shane Wilson.
What message are you trying to get out?
To remember past memories and continue to make new ones. Cherish the things that matter most in life.
You are also set to release your debut record, tell us more about it.
Vol. 1 will be an album that hopefully appeals to everyone. It’s upbeat, it has moments of reflection, and it’s not intended to make you rest in darkness. We hope that the songs provide comfort and healing if need be. It has a wide palette of sonic flourishes that hopefully doesn’t get confusing to the listener. We’re influenced by lots of music, so it’s natural that we’ve thrown a dash of everything on this record that’s hard wired in us.
Describe each track in two words.
Awakenings- Soul surgery
Kingdom of Love- Sherwood Forest
Rainbows- Falkor flying
Keep The Fire Alive- Tetris kiss
Sing!- Talent show
I’ll Be Waiting Here- Bonsai tree
Where Joy Is Found- Aquatic Club
Keep Moving On- Rams sprinting
Always There- Spielberg ethereal
What is the message you want to get out.
Even on your worst day, it’s not the end. Something may change tomorrow that could run those hard times out. Wait for the sun.
Do you have gigs coming up?
We don’t have any shows scheduled at the moment. We’re recording for our next album in October.
If so where are you thinking of heading?
We’ve been invited to play a venue called The Cavern in Toronto. So when we do hit the road, we’ll head to Canada.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
We don’t have any collaborations scheduled.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Sure! Feel free to visit coyotechoir.co
What else do you have planned this year?
We’re releasing our album Vol. 1 in November, and we’ll begin recording our next album in October.
Do you play any instruments?
We play guitar, bass, keys and drums.
Who are your influences?
We’re influenced by Jeff Lynne, Steven Spielberg, and Juice Newton.
Which TV channel would you like one of your songs to be played on?
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
We like to watch films, drink coffee and drink tea.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully still writing songs and making albums.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We spend time watching movie trailers and listening to records.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
The River by Garth Brooks.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Make music that makes you look forward to the next day. Reflect on your family from time to time.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“I don’t know, not for sure. But I believe he is. You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren’t up there now… I don’t think it would be snowing. Sometimes, you can still catch me dancing in it.”
-Kim from Edward Scissorhands
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
The City of Baker Heritage Museum.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
2/ Who do you see first?
My wife and daughter.
3/What do you eat first?
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
drum key, water, drum sticks, Floor tom legs, and drum seat.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?