Before You Exit: Pop Rockin Your World
Before You Exit is a band consisting of three brothers ready to make their grand entrance into the big leagues of the music industry. They’ve toured with Allstar Weekend and Action Item, and are beginning to gain quite a sizable following all across the nation. Their latest EP is entitled I Like That, six super infectious tracks of pure pop perfection. Here is a recent interview we conducted with the band to find out more about their dynamic new EP, brothers on tour, their live shows, and other rocking topics. Read on…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Before You Exit, and how long the band has been together?
Connor McDonough – Vocals/Guitar/Piano
Riley McDonough – Vocals
Toby McDonough – Vocals/Guitar/Synth
The band has been together officially for around a year now!
Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We’re based out of Orlando, Florida and it’s awesome. We love it here. Our favorite local artist is our friend Tayler Buono. She’s super talented.
How has the tour with Action Item being going and what have been some of the highlights?
The tour was awesome. Every crowd was so fun and energetic and we can honestly say that there wasn’t a bad show. Each place holds it’s own special thing.
How does I Like That compare to your previous EP Letting Go?
For us I Like That is much more matured and the songs are written better. This EP is what we wanted to make where as Letting Go was more of what our producer made us do. We have always been big fans of pop music and this EP shows it.
Select two songs from I Like That and what inspired the lyrics.
Soldier – The song was written about a girl who you want to have a relationship with and trying to convince her that you will fight for her and always be there.
Three Perfect Days – Based off a personal experience. It’s definitely a sad song but in the end was a learning experience.
Who produced I Like That and what was it like working with them?
Connor produced I Like That with two guys from the LA area, Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo. They are awesome dudes and we worked really well with them.
What could one expect from Before You Exit show?
Fun, energy, and a good time. We always try to one up ourselves at every performance.
What is the best and worst part about being in a band with your brothers?
The best part is definitely being with each other all the time but that can also be a negative because we see each other 24/7! In the end it’s awesome though because we can always get things done and we work really well together.
If the music of Before You Exit was a donut, what kind would it be and why?
Probably a donut with sprinkles. Each sprinkle representing something different because there are so many different things about us.
Has One Direction heard your cover of What Makes You Beautiful and commented on it?
We aren’t exactly sure if they’ve seen it but if so hopefully they liked it!
What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Hopefully that they just like the songs and our sound. The three of us work really hard on our music and give it all we have so we can only hope they like it in return.
Any messages for your fans in the LA/OC area?
HUGE thanks for all your support! Hope to see you at a show soon! <3
(Interview by Kenneth Morton)
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