You know, one of the best parts of our job is getting to bring you all the latest scoop on your favorite artists. Introducing you to potential new favorite artists is what we live for! That’s why we’re so excited to share the band Weathers with you! The Southern California-based band is an 80s inspired, alt-rock group, Weathers is made up of lead singer/frontman Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennan Bates, and drummer Cole Carson. We absolutely adore their music and the messages behind their songs. We guarantee you that you’ll love this band just as much as we do!
Weathers recently dropped a brand new track called ‘Rehab,’ the third single released from their upcoming album Pillows & Therapy. The album doesn’t drop until later this summer, but you can pre-save the album here. And don’t forget to check out the ‘Rehab’ music video. We’re super stoked about the tracks we already have, and it has us even more excited for the album!
We were so excited to chat and had some questions for the band, Weathers’ Cameron Boyer answered the call. We loved talking to them, and we’re sure you’re going to love what he had to say. So let’s dive right in!
We absolutely love your sound, would you say it’s changed a lot since the early days of your career? Do you ever want to explore and experiment with different sounds?
Our sound has changed a lot since we started, and it keeps changing too. We started with a much darker sound because we wanted to reflect on where we were and what we were feeling at that time. We still do that today, however, we’ve been wanting to have a lot more fun with our music. Every once in a while we still have a darker-sounding song, but I think one thing that has stuck with us overall is wanting to have more fun. We want to cut loose and celebrate our feelings and where we are in life, and I believe we will continue to do so.
How does it feel to be releasing Pillows & Therapy? How did the process of creating this album differ from creating Kids In The Night?
It feels kind of surreal. Only because it’s been a while since we released our last album. It’s also kinda weird because we’ve been a band since late 2015, and this is only our second album. But that doesn’t bother me. I think it’s just because we are very picky about the songs we want to put out. Also, makes me feel like we got a lot more ahead of us. And creating this new album was very different in that Kids In The Night was all written at once and recorded at once. With Pillows & Therapy, we pulled some songs that were written years ago actually. So, there’s a good mix of familiar Weathers and new Weathers.
Where did the concept for ‘Rehab’ come from? Is it based on personal experiences or more of a “lots of people can relate to this so we wrote about it” type of song?
We actually wrote this song with a couple of friends of ours who are songwriters and they had a concept already put together. And I have been through my fair share of toxic people and relationships so I really related to the concept. So my guitar player and I went in and finished the song and what came out was this very electric and hard-hitting song about something that was very meaningful to me.
Who are some artists that you think inspire your sound? What about your style? We’ve seen your Instagram and you’re all pretty on point with your outfits!
Haha, thank you. We like to dress up a bit, and definitely take inspiration from artists we love. And we’ve had many inspirations actually. I think we will always have natural instincts that we lean towards without even realizing just due to our upbringing. The first-ever record that I heard was Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. But I didn’t start to come into my own in terms of my personal taste until I started listening to bands like The All American Rejects, Sum 41, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and especially The Killers who are now my favorite band. But when I got older, I realized my favorite genre was 80’s new wave-making The Cure and New Order some of my favorite runner-up bands. So, all of that will naturally affect how we write songs. My guitar player, with who I write most of our music, also has his own style too. And when we come together, along with whatever recent songs and bands we’ve been into, usually something very unique comes out. Not always magic! Haha, but always something unique.
We can definitely hear the 80s inspiration in your music, so we have to ask: we noticed that ‘Losing Blood’ has a lyric that goes “you’ve been living in the upside down.” Was that a purposeful Stranger Things reference because the show is set in the 80s or was it just a coincidence?
Good catch. Yep, that is 100% a full-on Stranger Things reference. We love the 80’s. We love movies and tv. Both go hand in hand for us. You might actually find lots of hidden movie/tv references in our music.
What can you tell us about Pillows & Therapy? Because if the rest of it sounds like ‘C’est La Vie’ and ‘Losing Blood’ we’re beyond stoked! What else is in store for us?
I can tell you that there’s plenty in there that sounds like ‘C’est La Vie’ and ‘Losing Blood,’ which I’d consider to be a newer sound for us. But there are also some classic Weathers in there that we all know and love. You’re going to get a very mixed bag that I think you will have lots of fun with.
If you had to describe your music in one sentence, what would it be?
Emotional energy fit for long drives, jumping up and down, or crying with or without your friends.
What’s your favorite part of filming music videos? How involved are you with the creative process when it comes to music videos and their concepts?
My favorite part about filming music videos would be jumping back and forth between directing and then being in front of the camera. It kinda feels like I’m living some double life like a superhero or something. And I am involved in the creative process from day 1 till the end. I usually come up with a concept and a loose idea of where the video will start and end. And then I will run it by the band and open up the floor for more creative ideas. And once we are happy, I take that idea to a friend of mine, who has been my go to film producer for years, and we will talk about filming logistics and how we want to achieve the vision. And from there, we lock down shoot days, locations, actors, and then we shoot. And then usually I will also edit the video, and then it’s done! It’s a lot of work and is almost always very stressful haha.
Are you looking forward to being able to hit the road and interact with fans again as things start to open back up?
We are very excited to play in front of people again. It’s going to feel so good to actually do the most fun part of being in a band again. However, it is a little scary. There’s always the possibility that a lot of momentum has been lost due to the full year of doing almost nothing. And it might be a challenge to get things to be like how they used to be. But the guys and I are very confident that we’ll be just fine.
Who is an artist that you would really like to tour with or even collab with?
Dream tour would be the 1975 or My Chemical Romance. In terms of a collab, we’d love to work with Waterparks, Band CAMINO, TOP, and the 1975. All bands we love and think we share similar fans with.
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Can we just say, we’re proud of ourselves for catching that Stranger Things reference. This band Weathers is really cool. They’re not afraid to experiment with their music and they’re all about having fun with it, which we can get behind. Cameron said that their music has “emotional energy fit for long drives” so we’ll be blasting Weathers all summer long. Pillows & Therapy is one of our anticipated albums for this year and based on what Cameron had to say, it’s going to sound amazing. We’re also going to keep an eye out for those movie/tv references he mentioned.
So were we successful? Did you find your new favorite band? Weathers is making big moves and we can’t wait to see what’s in store from them in the future. What do you think of their sound? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter over @TheHoneyPOP!
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