Late nights, early mornings, and running on pure adrenaline: those are just a few things that occur during the average trip to New York. It's amazing. The vibe of New York is so completely different than anything you experience in LA, and I always jump at any opportunity to make my way over to the east coast, even if it's just for a few days.
The band and I arrived in New York late on a Sunday evening. The best part of the whole flight is that moment when the plane starts descending and the lights of the city fill up the windows. It's the moment I look forward to the second the plane takes off from LA.
Not long after we landed we dove into working on getting some footage for our lyric video we're making for our new single (that's coming out REALLY soon!!). We took a bunch of cameras and a drone out to different areas of New York, capturing various backdrops and things that scream New York life. I'm really proud of this song and wanted to have our lyric video reflect that by taking a whole new approach. Flying the drone out over the water and Westminster bridge was pretty awesome. I can't wait to get a look at what we captured.
Tuesday was an incredibly busy day. We woke up early, and by early I mean 3am, to get ready for our performance and interview for the Today Show. When I first heard we were getting the opportunity to perform on the Today Show as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month, I couldn't even believe it. I couldn't believe he chose us to perform out of all the other great bands and artists out there. Then I got a little nervous, but an excited nervous, if that makes sense. I wanted to make all our fans proud and didn't want to let anyone down. Our sound check was at 5am. I was so tired, but drank a couple cups of coffee and started to feel a bit more alert. I didn't want to look half asleep when we performed. Finally it was time for us to play. Kathie Lee, Hoda, and Elvis Duran from the Today Show introduced us and we were on.
Part way through the song my pack that my headphones connect to literally fell on the floor. If my headphones were unplugged from my pack, I wouldn't be able to hear anything. It was a nerve-wracking few minutes, but luckily my headphones didn't unplug and our performance went smoothly. I felt absolutely awesome at how our first performance on a major television network playing our debut single turned out. After the Today Show, we headed over to People magazine where we had the opportunity to do an acoustic performance (that was fun as well). The rest of the day was filled with more interviews and getting to meet more great people.
The next day, we did some more interviews and then headed to the Gansevoort Hotel to sound check and prepare for our show that night for BalconyTV. It was the perfect end to our trip.
I'm writing this post as we're in the air on the way back to LA. I can't stop thinking about how great it was to be in New York. The band and I are so thankful for the opportunity to get to travel around the US and play music. Thank you for supporting us and letting us get to do what we love most. I can't wait for you all to hear our new single.