"Surround yourself with good people and write great music."
After hearing this statement from a very wise man many months ago, it has quickly become our band mantra. As soon as we adopted it, our world has started to become exactly that. Right now, as we take a break from playing live to get all of our ducks in a row for the rest of the year, we are surrounded by some of the most wonderful human beings that we have ever met. It's a pretty great feeling to step back for a minute and think, "Wow, not only do I feel so fortunate to be working side by side with these people but I also couldn't be happier that we are friends as well." It doesn't happen all the time, trust me.
It's interesting, because I think that sometimes people just connect and there's no need to explain anymore but I also believe that it really has to do with meeting people who sincerely love what they are doing and will continue doing it even when they think they've got nothing left. Those people are the hustlers in life. Those people are our people. At the end of the day, if you love what you're doing, you find a way to make it happen no matter what. I've always been an avid basketball fan and, as a player, I wasn't very good. But the thing that kept me going every time I got put out on the court was that I knew I was going to give 110 percent for every second I was up there. Whether it was the quickness of how I sprung to my feet when the coach called my name, taking countless elbows to the teeth from bigger players or sliding into the wall to try and go for a loose ball; I gave it everything I had.
That's where we are at with The Wild Romantics right now and we are feeling so excited about it all. The flow of life has lead us to this point right now, with many ups and downs already in our short career and we couldn't be happier about it. Accept the flow of life and everything it throws at you and hustle your ass off to make your life what you want it to be.
This song really suits the mood of this writing. Enjoy.
"Baby, you were there through it all. Now we're back on the horse again." - Rolla Olak
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