We had the good fortune of connecting with North Morlan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi North, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
As full time students with jobs, growing and maintaining a gigging band isn’t easy, especially after COVID-19 stopped all live shows. There have been plenty of obstacles, but we all believe as long as you are passionate and love what you do, you’ll find a way to succeed. The real key to persevering is being adaptable and knowing when and how to change your plans.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
On the topic of adaptability, we would have said we are most proud of our live shows and the performance we put on, but after COVID-19 put a stop to that, we had the opportunity to write, record, and produce our debut album. Producing an album is a huge undertaking and we never had the time to start the process while we were focusing on creating engaging live sets. So, despite the loss of one tour up the west coast and another through the midwest last summer, we were able to write and record a cohesive body of music for the first time. The whole process took us about 7 months from the day the first drum tracks were laid down, and we are excited to announce that our album “Tanline” will be out on all platforms May 14th! You can go listen to the from the album “Lack of Touch” right now on all platforms as well.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A week isn’t nearly enough to do everything we’d want to, but we’d try our best regardless. We are all big foodies, so we’d have to hit all of our favorite spots! The House of Shabu Shabu in Irvine, Mr. Katsu in Fullerton, Apple Pan in LA, Renata’s and Mi Casa in Orange, and every In n Out along the way. California has some of the best scenery in the world as well, and with only a week, a trip Angeles National forest to go camping sounds easy enough, and certainly to a couple beach days. With life getting back to normal, there is no doubt that we’d take our friends to see as many concerts as possible. Our favorite spots to catch local bands are Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, The Moroccan Lounge in LA, and Alana’s coffee shop, also in LA. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people that we owe so much, but we’ll take this chance to thank our teachers and mentors that have helped us get to where we are now. We are all very fortunate to have had music lessons and instruments growing up, and seeing that work finally come to fruition is so rewarding. Their lessons shaped the way we make music and view the world, and for that we are forever grateful.
Claire Jantzen, Loucas Tsilas, Andres O’Beirne, Megan Umansky