Introduce yourself?: Love Past Blue is a young, award-winning pop rock band, boldly blending funk and classic rock influences with a sassy, pop rock sound.
What inspires you everyday?: Music inspires us everyday. We live and breathe all different kinds of music, from Brazilian jazz to a little Post Malone, which should give you an idea of the wide variety of stuff we listen to. Music is a form of communication, that we all speak.
What is something you would change about people in the world?: I think a lot more songs are being written that send strong messages about various issues facing people today. Every day there seems to be a new story that relates to our original song, No Means No. Our message is not just for females. I think men and women BOTH need to be able to say no. However, I wrote the lyrics from my personal experiences with males.
Boys can have integrity, respect, and self-control. Being a man is not an age. The difference between a man and a boy, is self-control. Are you treating women and girls appropriately, and with respect? If you see harassment happening, are you doing anything about it? This song is about encouraging males, and everyone really, to be GOOD people, to live according to a higher standard, and to embrace a culture of respect toward females, and all people. If consenting individuals want to have some fun, go for it. But making sexual advances toward someone without their permission? That is just wrong.
How do you feel about the people in the world?: Our new single V.I.P is a totally different kind of song. It’s upbeat and fun, and it’s about hanging out and having a great time with your friends. We really are all best friends! People are awesome.
What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: I was inspired to write the lyrics to No Means No because I wanted to spread awareness to more females about how speaking out is OK. ‘No Means No’ is from personal experience. I was groped in school twice. The first time I was shocked. The second time I was so angry I almost got in a fistfight with the guy, but a teacher held me back. The teacher had seen it the first time, but didn’t do anything about it. The other time I was harassed happened when I was 15. I found myself in a situation with an older, trusted, industry professional who was making very strong advances at me, in a locked room, against my will. The guys (my band) were not far away in another part of the building and I was able to get out. My family and friends encouraged me to take what I had been through and turn it into something positive. I made a decision to make it my strength, and I hope it inspires others.
What is a positive message you would give others?: People will try to tell you who you are. People will try to tell you what you should do with your life, what to wear, what to eat, how you should act. What they don’t understand is only YOU can determine who you are. You are your own individual, UNIQUE person. There’s not one person in this world exactly like you. So do what makes Y O U happy. Say what your heart tells you to say. Wear what you want to wear. Do what your soul tells you to do. Love yourself. and be the best YOU that YOU can be, without caring what other people might think of you. Be your own kind of beautiful.
if you could make a difference in the world how would you do that?: Our songs mean a lot to us and our fans. The reason we write is to touch people’s hearts and to enrich others lives. The underlying theme in all of our music is one of empowerment, self-confidence, and compassion, and we hope our people take those feelings with them when they hear our songs.