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INTERVIEW: The Young Fables

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks for having us! We’ve been doing great! Staying busy and inspired!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Completely”?

This is the second single from our debut album, “Two”. We are so proud of this record and have a special love for this song. We believe it’s one of those songs that a lot of people can relate to.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

We feel like everyone arrives at a point in their life when they recognize that they are more invested in a relationship than the object of their affection. That’s not an easy place to live. You simply have to choose to either “cut it off” or “wait for the other party to catch up”. Completely is an ode to those who have decided to walk the often difficult path of patience.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

YES!!!  We filmed it with Patryk Larney, owner of Hope Tree Entertainment, who had a marvelous vision for a fitting storyline. He also directed and filmed the video alongside Stephen Byrum of YoungBlood Films. We were so lucky to work with such an amazing team of people who believed in the project and truly went above and beyond. Chrissy Yoder of I Can make You Blush did our hair and makeup and Payton Dale of The Payton Project styled us. In fact, the team did such an incredible job of styling us that we have adopted some of the details, such as Wes’s antique bedazzled cowboy tie, as new signature moves! But if anyone asks, we TOTALLY came up with that! (laughs)When the video was complete, we held a small viewing party with our close friends and family. The very morning of the viewing, CMT called to offer us an exclusive premiere! As children, Wes and I both had our eyes glued to CMT on the television, so landing that premiere felt like one of those full-circle moments that only the entertainment industry can provide. If you missed the premiere, you can check out the video on our website!

The single comes off your new album TWO – what’s the story behind the title?

“Two” sort of came about while we were switching from playing under the name Laurel Wright over to our group name The Young Fables. We believe that “Two” encompasses the moment Wes and I realized how much more powerful we were once we officially combined our musical forces.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process is always easy when you are writing from the heart about things you’ve been through. The recording process may be different for us than most artists, because instead of booking a week to record the whole album we recorded “Two” as we wrote the songs. It turned out to be a lot cheaper that way, haha!

What role does Nashville play in your music?

Music City is a special place and we will never forget how very good to us Nashville has been. We have found a home here, surrounded by a wealth of incredible talent and inspiring folks, and not just songwriters and artists, but everyone who has helped us grow musically and personally.

What did you learn from your AI days that you are putting in action on your career now?

Laurel: American Idol was an eye-opening experience for me and great exposure for The Young Fables.  I experienced a moment of peripeteia when I was in Hollywood. Existing without Wes for 3 weeks, across the country, really solidified for me that I no longer wished to be a solo artist. I believe the AI experience was a catalyst for me gaining the clarity that I wanted to dedicate all my time and commitment to The Young Fables. There is something magical that The Young Fables generates for me that I can not find playing alone.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

As cliche as it may sound, inspiration for songwriting is unpredictable for us. Every song holds its very own unique story. Sometimes it materializes from our own life experiences and others from observing someone or something else.

Any plans to hit the road?

Haha! Ironically, we are actually writing this in our car traveling to a gig! We’ve been performing regionally pretty regularly and we feel so fortunate that opportunities have begun to present themselves for us to play nationally. We list all of our appearances on our website and are excited about some of the big gigs we have coming up this year!

What else is happening next in The Young Fables’ world?

Currently we are promoting our brand new music video for “Completely”.In the meantime, Wes and I will be continuing to play a busy schedule, including frequent visits to America’s Morning Show with Ty, Kelly and Chuck on NASH FM. We are also thrilled to announce that we have been co-writing with some super talents and gearing up to return to the studio for a follow up record.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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