Being a musician these days isn’t easy. Costs of recording, merch, and touring mount up quickly. Couple that with the fact that there are more artists vying for listeners ears than ever before, and that an increasing number of listeners are choosing less-profitable methods of hearing music… and, well, let’s just say it’s not easy to be a musician these days. However, artists continue to pour out their energy, their soul, and their wallets to make music for us. Maybe that’s because they have an innate NEED to do it.
This idea is humorously captured in a new video from The Well Reds, a pop-rock four-piece from Atlanta, Georgia that has been gaining steam over the last three years. The video is for the debut single “BPM (I Feel Rhythm) from their forthcoming album, Volume. The fast-paced, dancy number spells out the plight of today’s modern musician … having to work a day job to fund your true passion. While the video playfully depicts band members working day jobs (my particular favorite is Torin as a barista…), the sentiment is clear: we do this because we love it, because we love our fans, and because there’s nothing that makes us feel more alive.
The best part of all of this? The single is available for free download on Noisetrade RIGHT NOW.
Check out the video for “BPM (I Feel Rhythm)” and get stoked for new music from these fellas!
MORE INFO ON THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM FROM THE WELL REDS
The sophomore release from The Well Reds, Volume was crowd-funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2013. For the last 10 months, the band has been diligently at work in the studio with producer Joseph Prielozny. Watch for more news on a release date here soon!