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Interview With The Middle Men's Lucas Roy

How would you describe your music to any person who may have never heard it before? Lucas: Our music is a tasteful blend of independent rock and pop. We have inspirations spanning from John Mayer to Khraungbin and even some classic groups like Blink-182 and Linkin Park.

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Is there any significance to the band's name? L: Honestly no. We were stuck between names for a while, so we were "in the middle" of finding a name, and The Middle Men came up and just kind of stuck!

So what is your new forthcoming album about? L: Our upcoming album, Birthday Party, is a collection of our best work over the past two years. The album, although it doesn't have an overarching theme, is about our trials and journey in life and some lessons we've learned along the way. Oh, and you'll hear some songs about aliens, the end of the world, and some other fun things like that!

What’s something you hope people take away from the new songs?

L: We really just want people to feel inspired by our album. We want listeners to take a step back and think, "This is something I've never heard before!" To us, if we could impact even ten people, we'd be happy with the results. Sharing music is all about inspiring, growing, and learning from others' storytelling.

Which songs on the album were the most fun to write and which were the most challenging to write? L: We always have fun when we write. I'd say I personally had the most fun writing "I Saw What I Saw." It's a song about seeing a UFO, and no one believes it. We really enjoyed writing it because we've all had some weird extraterrestrial experiences that probably can be explained, but we don't know what we saw. So we like thinking they're aliens. It was the most fun because I got to write about how it felt to see something and have no one believe you.

Do you have any particular favourite songs off the new album?

L: My personal favourite is a song called "In My Head." It's about having anxiety and about how as humans, we live in our heads. We create some real and some very false realities that can really dictate our life if we let them.

Do you have any favourite songs to perform live? Could be your own music or even a cover. Any reason why? L: "Freedom Song," which is our newest single. It just hits the feels, and it's something a lot of people can relate to. It's about the feeling of walking away from something that doesn't serve you anymore.

If you could perform a show this very second anywhere in the world, where would it be?

L: Thailand sounds incredible!

What do you currently have planned for the remainder of the year? L: We will be dropping another single, "Sit Tight," in late May, and then the album drops in July! Otherwise, we're just working on growing our wedding and events business.

Thanks for taking the time to talk, Lucas. Is there anything else you may want to add before you go? L: Thank you!

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