• Stephanie Heath

Exclusive: Say Hello Sunday Band Debut & EP Release

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

(Atlanta, GA 8/18/19) Its 2019 and we're still obsessing over teenage nostalgia bands such as All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The Maine--the list goes on. Make room for one more because Say Hello Sunday is here to make you dance and sing your hearts out! Say Hello Sunday's EP titled 'The Bright Side' will be available on all streaming platforms on August 27th.

 Photo Credit: Amber Johnson
(From left to right Ryan Hoffmann, Kacey Johnson, David Watts, Heath Hart) Photo by: Amber Johnson

I've had the opportunity to chat with Say Hello Sunday about their background and most importantly, new music! But first, we took a trip down memory lane to get to know the band a little better and learn about their humble beginnings. David Watts, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist; Ryan Hoffman, lead guitarist, and Heath Hart, bassist have been friends since high school. They grew up playing music together but never in the same band until they've decided to take a swing at it since they cohesively work together. Kacey Johnson, drummer, came into the picture briefly after we’ve recorded the EP. Say Hello Sunday says "he’s a wonderful guy, and he’s an incredible drummer, we couldn’t imagine having anyone else."

(From left to right: Ryan Hoffmann, Heath Hart, Rian Dawson, David Watts, Dan Swank) Photo by: Darcy Geisel

"This EP 'The Bright Side' is heavily influenced by All Time Low's music. We grew up listening to them, and they're the band that inspired me to pursue music in the first place." says David Watts. "When I was 12 or 13, I had just began playing guitar. I thought it was pretty fun, but I wasn’t really passionate about it at the time. It was around the same that All Time Low released their “Nothing Personal” record. The moment I heard it, it instantly blew my mind. The high energy choruses, the punchy guitar tones, the witty lyrics, and the way Alex’s voice fits so perfectly with the music. I don’t think I even made it past the first song on the record when I thought “I want to write music like this. This is what I’m going to do with my life”.

Lyric Video for 'Waycross' is featured on their EP 'The Bright Side'.

This EP was actually recorded by Rian Dawson, the drummer for All Time Low, at Track Happy Studios in Nashville. He played drums on the entire EP. It was a surreal experience--growing up and being inspired by someone's music, then having the opportunity to work with the artist. It really makes our music that much more meaningful. Rian has done a phenomenal job recording this EP and we cannot wait to release this album for everyone to enjoy!

It was really cool to see that passion come around full circle a decade later, getting to work with a member of the band that started it all.

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