Q&A with EJ and Evan
Hear the song Black and Gold
How did you two meet and decide to collaborate?
EJ: I met Evan through one of my good friends, Anna Lu, and I knew that he was great at playing the guitar and that he could play the drums and that he sings. We had class together and I knew that I needed a guitarist for the songs that I wanted to sing. I asked him and he said he would be honored to.
Evan: He just asked me in class one day. He showed me the song, He said, ‘hey do you wanna play that?’ I said I’ll listen to it. And then I played it and we said, ‘alright. Sounds good.’
How did you decide on the song Black and Gold?
EJ: I actually stumbled upon it by accident. I was actually searching for the song Black and Gold from the movie Fame one day and I found Adele’s version. And I heard it and just fell in love with it. It’s a song that’s very descriptive on how you feel about someone but in a very odd way.
What instrument did you start out on and when did you start?
EJ: The first instrument I started was piano. I started it two years ago.
Evan: I played drums before just because my dad always had a drum set. I met some friends who played music and they would play ukulele and I was like, hey that’s a pretty cool instrument. I should pick that up. And then they would get a harmonica and piano and I might as well just start doing that.
How do you plan to move forward musically?
EJ: I don’t have really any plans. It’s something I was always good at but I never thought that I was good enough to be professional.
Evan: Me and my friend Ian write music. I’ve been playing shows with him around Tomball. We just opened for Never Shout Never on the 22nd. I just record music on my own and get better. I would like to major in music and learn more about it.