You must STOP and you must LISTEN because this group is a crazy HIT. (unless you’re driving, then dear lord you shouldn’t be reading this!)
They are driving their way towards the top of the Alternative charts while earning massive national radio play, and with the amount of talent and musical ambition that can be heard over the songs it won’t be long until all of you are singing along. ( I had no intention of rhyming that…)
Now, I love the story behind the bands song “Reverse”, that is was merely a song recorded by chance, in less than three hours after ‘SomeKindaWonderful’ (Jordy-vocals, Ben-drums, Sarah-backup vocals-percussion, Justin-bass, Matt-guitar, ukuele) unexpectedly met in Cleveland, OH.
With an upcoming Fall tour with New Politics and Bad Suns hitting Orlando October 17th we had to know more about SomeKindaWonderful, So I caught up with the band member Matt ( guitar, ukuele, etc:) here’s what he had to say:
When did all of you decide to come together for this?
Ben and I (Matt) were having some beers in a little bar near ben’s house and I was playing a little guitar in the back… just messing around with this new riff I had been playing. Jordy came up and just started humming a melody along with it (turns out Jordy was in cleveland on a soul searching mission to basically get away from the heartbreak and frustration and terrible deals he was having in the LA music scene). We went back to ben’s studio which was right down the street and wrote and recorded our first single “Reverse.” At that point the three of us just figured we were starting a band and we just kept working on new songs lol.
Where does the name ‘SomeKindaWonderful’ derive from’?
Jordy dreamt the word “Wonderful” around the time we started writing songs together, which we all liked. Then we started throwing around the phrase SomeKindaWonderful (like the song and movie title). We would search the hashtag “#somekindawonderful” and it was alot of really special beautiful moments in peoples lives… a couple standing together, a sunset, etc… I guess we felt that our band and the music we were making gave us that same feeling.
In one word how would your describe your sound? Our music combines what we all love, collectively and individually, about music and art in general… I really think it would be impossible to describe our band as having just onesound…
Do you have any crazy/dramatic show experiences yet?
Every time we play a song and the audience sings along it feels amazing… also, Summerfest in Milwaukee was incredible… we were playing to a pretty big crowd outdoors right while the sun was going down and it was really dramatic and beautiful.
We’re all really excited to get out there and spread our music and our message to the whole country.
How long did you work on this new album before it was released?
We worked on it in probably 4 different phases. Since Jordy lives in LA and Ben and I live in Cleveland, Jordy would fly out here and work on songs for 10-20 days at a time usually.
Is there anything you would like to tell our reader’s? make sure to follow us on twitter and instagram at @somekindawonder and be on the lookout for the official “Reverse” music video which will be out very very soon.