Alternative indie rockers, Lullaby have been together for close to a year, during this time, they have spent writing and recording for their debut EP "Beautiful You", in which they will be re-releasing, featuring all new content, for a fresh new sound! They have also spent time playing shows with plans on playing further shows, writing new music and just going for it as a band! Frontman vocalist/guitarist Jack Boysel and drummer/backing vocalist Luis Angel discusses their decision on re-releasing their debut EP and future plans.
1. First of all, who are you, and what do you do in the band?
Jack: I’m Jack and I sing and play rhythm guitar.
Luis: I’m Luis and I play drums and do back up vocals.
2. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
Luis: We’re based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The scene here isn’t prospering but we manage. We have a lot of talent here, just not many people show up to shows unless you’re “cool.” We like to play out of town as much as we can because of that. Definitely check out Senior Fellows if you’re a fan of heavier music, Brother Rabbit, Dad the Band, The Capital Why’s, Nuns.
3. Why go with calling yourselves Lullaby? What types of Lullaby's do you remember?
Luis: I think I suggested naming it that because I was reading the book Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. It’s just a dope book. I don’t really remember any lullabies to be honest.
4. How do you describe your sound to people who ask you what your band sounds like?
Luis: I usually just call us chill alternative rock. We’re too loud and have broken too many guitar amps to be indie rock.
5. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)
Jack: The songs are usually about a lot of personal experiences like most people tend to write songs about, but I try and keep them relate-able and not too personal.
6. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)
Jack: Most definitely. I come up with basic ideas and show it to the rest of the guys and we put it together as a group.
Luis: Jack just shows me his song ideas and I write my parts to it and we structure it together. We’ll usually scramble parts like verse, chorus, bridge, etc. until they mold together and feel right.
7. You decided to go and re-release your debut EP "Beautiful You" which will include new material, why go and re-release your first release as opposed to just releasing a whole new release instead?
Luis: I actually engineered, mixed, and mastered it. We kind of rushed recording it and I wasn’t satisfied with the quality. I wanted to put it out better than before and add some new stuff just to make it different and worth re-doing. We also went with a more organic form of recording it. It just sounds more authentic now.
8. Describe your relationship with your fans in one word?
9. Do you think that this was the way it would be, as far as being a band, let alone being in a band, playing shows, making music, or do you think it would be something totally different altogether?
Luis: We’ve all played in multiple other bands and still play in multiple bands. This is one of the few bands where we all have a vibe together that works really well and plays out well together.
10. What accomplishments are you most proud of as a band?
Jack: Musicianship, I’ve really learned a lot from Devin and Luis whether its gear,writing or playing style.
Luis: Really just all the kind of compliments we get after playing a set and making friends with other bands (shout outs to Out of Bloom, the Springfield homies).
11. What are the plans that you have for this year?
Jack: Definitely release the EP and hopefully tour and get more involved in music just in general.
Luis: Release the EP, tour, put out a split with a cool band maybe, get more merch, and party.
12. Any last words?
Jack: I apologize for whatever Luis is going to say.
Luis: If you’re still reading this, it’s too late.