In this week’s episode of “You Should Know,” Billboard sat down with Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston of Wallows to learn how they settled on their band title, which actors would play them in a film, who their largest musical inspirations are, and what followers can anticipate from their forthcoming debut album.
Asked how they got here up with the band title Wallows, Preston tells Billboard that Lemasters loves the online game Tony Hawk's Underground and that within the recreation, there's a degree known as Wallows (which can be the title of an actual skate spot in Hawaii). As for just a few alternate band names that they might have gone with, Hidden Couch and The Visors had been each on the listing.
If a film had been to be made about Wallows, Lemasters notes that it will be known as The Perks of Being a Wallowflower, since everybody thinks Minnette appears to be like just like the movie's star Logan Lerman. “I've been informed that I appear like Ezra Miller,” Lemasters provides, whereas additionally joking that Preston appears to be like like Lerman's co-star Emma Watson.
Speaking of musical influences, Lemasters reveals that he grew up listening to The Beatles and that presently, he thinks that “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line “slaps,” whereas he additionally actually enjoys Frank Ocean’s music. Minnette says that he's a fan of Ocean’s, as properly, explaining that Blonde will eternally be considered one of his largest inspirations.
The band additionally chats about their debut report Nothing Happens, which is due out March 22, with Preston stating it's a assortment of songs about “rising up and shedding your innocence,” whereas additionally “feeling nostalgic and being scared about what's coming subsequent.”
“I feel that occurred simply because this report, we've been eager about it for thus lengthy, as a result of we've been on this band for thus lengthy, so naturally, that's gonna be what it's about,” Preston continues. “So it's only a actually sincere tackle all the emotions that come together with getting older.”
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