So, one day at school, my friend Truman Gygi and I thought about the idea of creating a band. So we did but still needed a creative name. We started thinking of the weirdest names and shortly came up with one of the first things we thought of which was “Southernmost Gravy”. It does not describe us at all as musicians, but it’s a creative, unique name I think.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
When I was a small lad, I used to listen to music like crazy. Pretty much 24/7. When I grew older, I decided that I wanted to write my own music, so I did. But nothing really went big when I did stuff as a solo artist. So, then I created a band, and it’s gotten pretty big in the local, Utah scene. We released a single, “Hi”, and that’s when no one listened to our stuff. But then that song blew up and is about to reach 40K streams soon. That’s when I knew that I could actually do this and make it big.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I listen to a lot of Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Zedd, AJR and sometimes tried to recreate some of their songs with my little taste of creativity added onto it. But Marshmello was probably one of my biggest influences to create dance/EDM type music.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
We are about to release our second studio album, “What Am I Thinking”. It’s a twelve-piece album that I’m super proud of, and have worked on some of these songs for about two years now. It’s super hard to create a concept without the songs having lyrics since it’s just EDM/Dance music. But I tried to make it kinda like a happy, upbeat type vibe. Some songs having different emotions, moods, etc.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
As a band, some of our greatest challenges is getting fans. We have a decent fan base, but it’s hard to get those long-term fans to stick around with us. Our second main challenge is to actually have people show up to our shows. We get through it tho by just knowing that we will have some fans that actually do support us like crazy and do want to come to our shows.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
Nope…not one bit haha. There is always room for improvement for us. But we always try our best and do our best whenever we released something!
What are your plans for the near future?
Oh boy, we got a lot of things for the future. We are currently working on this cool rock/dance song that could possibly be released soon. I am also working on a 20 piece album that is featuring 20 different Utah artists, which I’m super pumped about.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I would like to thank my amazing bandmates, Leo Sanjinez and Eomer Stringham. I would like to thank all of our amazing fans. They are one of the big reasons why we do this. Also thank you to Stella Yeritsyan for always supporting me with any of my projects like Southernmost Gravy.
How can fans find you?
You can check out our Instagram (southernmostgravy)! We post updates on new shows, new music, and sneak peeks to upcoming projects!
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Be yourself, be original, be creative, have fun.
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