Interview: A tale of two talks self-titled EP

Interview: A tale of two talks self-titled EP

Over the previous couple of months, the PopWrapped staff has been blasted with completely wonderful music. A kind of being the brand new self-titled EP from A Story of Two, an unimaginable duo primarily based out of Nashville – composed of vocalist, Stephanie Adlington and guitarist, Aaron Lessard.

Little question, whether or not you have got heard their music or not, you have got most likely heard of them solo, earlier than they began doing music collectively. One factor is for sure, A Story of Two has such a singular, beautiful, sound that you’re positive to always remember.

With one hear, A Story of Two reels you in, leaving you wanting to listen to much more. & fortunately, with the discharge of their new EP – you get to indulge in lots of unimaginable tracks. There really is a monitor for everybody, you’ll not be disillusioned.

A Story of Two by Nathan Zucker

PopWrapped (PW): To start with, I need to speak about your general sound earlier than we dive into this undertaking, as that is the primary time I’ve heard your work – Your sound offers me a really previous soul, singer-songwriter, folk-perfection. Are there any artists that affect your general sound?

A Story of Two (A): Our musical pursuits are so broad. We love so many kinds like Jazz, Blues, Roots… I might say the extra style centered artists who impacted us in making this document had been individuals like John Paul White, Ray LaMontagne, Brandi Carlile, Punch Brothers, Tom Waits, Patty Griffin, and so many extra. 

(PW): You two, although you sound lovely collectively, you each provide 2 completely different sounds that mix completely, collectively. Inform us just a little bit about your again story and the way you met, how did you, each already profitable solo, resolve you wished to work collectively?

(A): We met within the native Nashville scene. Stephanie has a profitable native following within the Jazz scene, and I used to be extra so doing a solo rockabilly undertaking. Ultimately, I discovered myself enjoying for Stephanie, and we wished to begin touring collectively. Stephanie’s authentic music at all times had an Americana affect, and I wished to play on that additional. Finally, we created this undertaking from the bottom up, and the mixing of our completely different influences. I feel the most important consider our collaboration was this fixed want to be completely different from the norm, which remains to be the case at this time. 

(PW): “A Story Of Two” was totally recorded reside, with no main manufacturing work, enhancing, and all the stuff that comes together with skilled recording. What made you two resolve to go reside with it, quite than spending hours doing a number of vocal monitoring, enhancing, and so forth?

(A): We satisfaction ourselves in placing on the most effective reside performances we are able to. Our purpose was to create a document that we may replicate on the stage. So many acts at this time run tracks behind the band, or create one thing within the studio that’s near-impossible to duplicate. For our introduction to the music world, it was essential to showcase ourselves in an genuine approach. 

(PW): Through the present pandemic, we’ve got talked to many several types of artists who’ve taken this pandemic to focus full time on their music – & they’ve all had quite a lot of methods they’ve stayed motivated to be heard. Have you ever skilled any burnout throughout this time and the way are you each staying motivated?

(A): It has been straightforward to really feel defeated over the past 12 months. Everybody has confronted so many distinctive hurdles and challenges. I feel you will need to depend the small victories and understand how essential these are to maintain you going. We now have actually been burnt out at instances, and writing songs may be arduous once you’re below a lot stress. That being stated, it has introduced us nearer, and I feel we’ve got constructed loads of toughness and endurance all through the final 12 months. Releasing our music for the primary time has stored us motivated to remain busy, and to take a look at subsequent 12 months as an unimaginable alternative to develop.

(PW): Within the new undertaking, “Chicago Lightning” actually stands out essentially the most for me. You might have a writing type that form of dabbles in tales of revenge, and consuming. Is {that a} frequent writing type for you? Or does it simply work for tracks like this?

(A): We now have loads of enjoyable writing tales that accent southern tradition and historical past. The story of a music can actually come from wherever, whether or not it’s a phrase, a hook, or a whole concept from begin to end. Who is aware of what future tales will entail for us, however we wished to introduce ourselves with themes and tales that helped start “A Story Of Two”

(PW): You labored on this undertaking in Nashville – we’ve got labored with loads of artists which have informed us they’re interested by shifting from massive cities to Nashville to focus extra on music. Should you may go away them with one piece of recommendation, what wouldn’t it be?

(A): Present up. It is very important present your face as usually as you’ll be able to, and that may be actually arduous when it’s important to pay payments, or hop round golf equipment you need to play in. 12 months one in Nashville actually must be about your presence and networking with others. Chances are you’ll be one of many fortunate ones to land a gentle gig or tour with somebody, however that may be a rarity. It’s about enjoying the lengthy sport, as a result of everybody quits. From the pandemic alone, we’ve got witnessed 1000’s of Nashville musicians go away city, and lots of for good. Those who keep across the longest and construct relationships are sometimes those with success.

(PW): Your music has an previous soul, folks, vibe all through the entire debut undertaking. Is that this the sound you propose to go ahead with, or do you’re feeling like you might be nonetheless looking for your voice?

(A): I feel we’ve got actually discovered our voice. Whether or not we go in a folkier path or Americana, who is aware of. We actually love what we’ve got created, and we hope others do as effectively. It’s a distinctive house to be in, and we proceed to seek out methods to stand proud of the remainder. Our musical pursuits are so huge, it’ll be attention-grabbing to convey all of it collectively for an additional document sooner or later.

(PW): I need to hold this quick so that folks can go expertise this lovely physique of labor. Earlier than we go, what would you like our readers to find out about this undertaking and what can we anticipate from what’s subsequent?

(A): Thanks for having us! We hope readers take time to take heed to the total document on all streaming platforms. They will observe us on all socials, and watch our “Treehouse Classes” on YouTube, that are reside performances of songs off the document. 

Upcoming present dates embrace our Album Launch Present at Metropolis Vineyard Nashville on 9/19, and a “Sunday Highlight” Bluebird Cafe debut on 10/24. 

2022 is trying to be a much bigger touring 12 months for us, so head to for dates. We’re hopeful to be again within the studio this Winter for a possible follow-up document.

“A Story of Two” the EP is out now on all main music platforms, now.

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