— Brian Hazard (@colortheory) December 31, 2014
We bring you a special artist trio soon to be in the minds of synth, indie electronic, and pop lovers everywhere. Beautifully crafted melodies, talented production chops, and breathtaking vocals make Hollywood Principle a musical force impossible to ignore.
New on the scene, we had the chance to be one of the first to interview and find more about them:
You’ve recently started receiving numerous accolades from bloggers and music curators with a wide range of opinions for identifying your unique sound. The comparisons to The Naked and the Famous, Florence and the Machine, and London Grammar are all well-founded, yet you seem to posses something beyond each categorization. What do you think contributes to this?
Mostly I think our desire to pull on our strengths individually is how we came up with our specific sound. Elliott is extremely focused on the complexity of the melodies, Mike is always focused on trying to have a higher production value, and Kayla is always centered around the songs having actual meaning.
Is there a story behind the name?
Elliott and Mike are nerds. It’s a computer programming principle… Kayla has no clue what it means.
How did Hollywood Principle come into being?
All of us share a mutual friend, Rob Bondurant. Who is also a musician. Essentially we used him to find each other and start our own band.
How did you discover the Fluence platform? What do you think of the concept?
Elliott stumbled upon it on google when he was looking for innovative promotion platforms online. The concept is amazing, and we have been very fortunate to have made some key, beneficial connections through the platform.
— Michael Reo Anderson (@Informichael) February 3, 2015
We’ve been anticipating your debut EP ‘Starting Over’ being released sometime this spring. Are there any more specific release details we can look forward to? Are there any plans for a larger release down the road in 2015?
We will be releasing a new track every month until May. We spend a lot of time crafting the tracks into a cohesive work, so we are really excited to weave each of these tracks into a new experience for those who have enjoyed each individual work too. We should have a bunch of remixes and acoustic versions as well for when that comes out. The best place to stay up to date would be on our Soundcloud.
Your favorite tracks in 2014?
Mike Ault: Broods – Bridges
Elliott Sencan: Human – Aquilo (Marian Hill Remix)
Kayla Hope: Point Point – Life in Grey