Q and A with Young FoxJanuary 22, 2015
Pittsburgh’s own Young Fox is hard at working coming up with new music to entice their fans and peak peoples interests! The band is made up of Luke Cypher on Vocals, guitars, and keys, Martin Lunn on Bass and guitar, and Chris Lehberger on drums. Have you been anxious to find out more details on the band and what they’ve been up to? Find out what Chris had to say when he chatted with BareBones Ent!
BS: What is it about Young Fox that makes the band special?
CL: I think sometimes “special’ comes off as “original” or “unique.” What we try to do is simple – write really good rock tunes. I don’t think we’re re-inventing the wheel by doing so, but I do think that the chemistry we have and the type of music we want to make is pretty special. It’s cool all being on the same page and trying to accomplish something that’s a universal goal.
BS: What do you feel you have to offer music lovers that may be different than what is out there right now?
CL: I think its really cool to see this emergence of bands who are heavily influenced by 90’s rock. I think we’re different because we don’t necessarily approach our writing in the same way as everyone else in the genre does. That doesn’t make us any better (or any worse!) than any of the other bands, but I think if you listen to our music it isn’t as easy to pigeonhole us.
BS: What is your musical guilty pleasure and why?
CL: Me personally? 80’s and 90’s soft-rock. I grew up listening to Christopher Cross, Brian Adams, Mike and The Mechanics, Bruce Hornsby, Spandau Ballet – basically anything with cheesy keyboards and electronic drums. Those songs are just so good and its cool to see bands like Bon Iver and M83 channel those same sounds.
BS: Your songs feature some very profound lyrics. How does one of your songs come together?
CL: Marty usually will come to the table with a song idea or theme and we all just work around it. Luke and I always exchange lyrical ideas, and eventually we’ll sit down with the song and make sure its a cohesive whole lyrically before it all comes together. I personally have a long list of song titles and concepts in a note in my phone that I always sound out to the guys when I update it. Basically anything I pick up from watching TV, reading books, etc.
BS: If you could only play one song for a listener off of your EP. Which song would it be and why?
CL: “The Answer.” I think that song embodies our sound the most.
BS: How have people reacted to your EP, Predecessors?
CL: Well, I think. It’s weird for us because those songs have been around for some time and we’ve kind of moved along songwriting-wise, so it makes us super excited to eventually release more songs so people can get an idea about what we’re really about.
BS: What songs are the most fun to play live?
CL: “Diet of Worms” and “Single Phase” are both really fun to play. “Single Phase” has a cool groove to hit and “Diet of Worms” is one of our “faster” songs which makes it fun to play.
BS: Do you have a special ritual before you play? What is it?
CL: We always watch Santonio Holmes’ touchdown catch from the 2009 Super Bowl. Just kidding. But that would be perfect.
BS: What is something fans may be surprised to find out about you?
CL: We all have full-time jobs, “real jobs.” That doesn’t mean we don’t devote a lot of time to music, but I think sometimes there’s a perception that if you’re in a “real” band, it’s what you do to support yourself.
BS: What is the best way for fans to get into contact with you?
CL: Any way they’d like. We’re active on social media and facebook. They can also shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans out there?
CL: To anyone who is reading this interview or has listened to our music, thank you so much. Every single person really does matter to us.