PRETTYMUCH on Their New Period, Austin’s Son and Writing Music About Being in Love (Unique)
Guess what, Beanz? You don’t have to attend “No Extra,” as a result of PRETTYMUCH is formally beginning a brand new period, which suggests — new music!
ET can affirm the group, which consists of members Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara and Austin Porter, has inked a brand new recording contract with Sire Data. They may debut new music on the prime of 2021, marking their first launch in practically two years.
PRETTYMUCH solely opened as much as ET about their thrilling subsequent chapter, which incorporates heavy involvement in creating their music. The band says they’re totally immersed in songwriting, producing, singing and even designing their very own inventive supplies, like video ideas, album paintings and visuals throughout dwell reveals. As Zion places it, “It’s an elevated model of us. No matter you noticed earlier than, it is like that — on steroids!”
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Whereas Brandon calls PRETTYMUCH 2.0 “extra superior,” and guarantees their music will likely be “pure, genuine and actual,” Austin needs followers to know they’re nonetheless delivering the model of music that made them well-known. “We’ll have the soulful ballads, we will have the songs that you just throw on at a celebration. The type of songs that you just simply wish to dance to and you’ll’t assist however fidget within the automotive,” he defined. “It is simply going to be precisely what we envisioned after we first received collectively as a gaggle… it will be all [the concepts] that we initially got here up with. Like, so unconditionally ourselves however simply tremendous subsequent degree.”
“I need us to be the anomaly. Like, the anti-boy band. We do all of the issues that are not presupposed to work, however they work as a result of it’s genuine, it is plain,” Brandon gushed. “It is like we’re doing our greatest and we’re having enjoyable, that is what issues.”
New songs will likely be produced by Brandon and Edwin, along with collaborators they named, like Kilo and Lido. As for songwriting, the band says the method has been extraordinarily natural. Edwin says that as an alternative of trying to find the proper hit, which they’ve tried up to now, they’re now “hyping one another up” and constructing off each other’s concepts. “I hear one thing Zion’s doing within the room and I’m going, ‘Yo bro, that is dope, we should always develop,’” the New York native defined. “Or, Brandon begins one thing and performs it out and we’re like, ‘Yo let’s go in!’”
PRETTYMUCH assures followers they’re nonetheless writing about matters which might be tremendous relatable — primarily, love. Whereas Brandon and Austin admit they’re presently in love (swoon!), Edwin playfully shared he’s “all the time in love” and Nick added that he merely loves life. After all, the band can be incorporating their signature inventive metaphors and word-play into their lyrics, even revealing a number of particular examples within the video above.
Along with releasing new music, together with plans to drop their first correct album, PRETTYMUCH additionally confirms that when it’s protected to take action, they plan to begin touring once more. Above all, they’re most excited to reconnect with their followers in a dwell setting.
Brandon expressed his gratitude for the Beanz, saying, “The barrier that there’s now between us and our followers, I am actually, extra now than ever, not that we weren’t grateful earlier than, however being disadvantaged of having the ability to see our followers has made it extra. Now, it is like, I am trying ahead to that.” Austin added, “We’re hungry for us to be in a state of affairs the place we will carry out for them once more.”
Till then, PRETTYMUCH is having fun with their time at residence. Brandon, Edwin, Nick and Zion all dwell collectively, and informed ET they’ve loved studying, enjoying music and even taking on-line programs throughout their downtime. Austin lives along with his longtime love, Ansley Mitchell, and their new child son, Theodore, who was born in Might.
“The whole lot simply modified for me,” the brand new dad dished on fatherhood. “It is cool being a dad. I believe it is tremendous rewarding. I really feel such as you study much more about your self when you could have like a tiny you studying and creating. You begin to be like, ‘Oh, I’ve this unconscious reminiscence of me doing that once I was that little.’ He is nice, he could not be more healthy. And you recognize, he is an excellent simple child.”
Austin additionally revealed who child Theo’s favourite “uncle” is within the group, and if he plans to convey him on the highway when the band heads out on tour. Watch the video above to search out out!