We had the good fortune of connecting with WAXCAT and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi WAXCAT, what are you inspired by?
We are inspired by experiences that can’t be described with only words – experiences that seem to have some unknowable source. We believe that art is the best way to convey these messages. Through our music, we aim to make listeners question their human experience alongside us, and relate to them in a way that breaks down their understanding of who they are as a living being. There’s so much that we can’t say, but that we all feel.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We think that what sets us apart from others is our dedication to genre fluidity. If we write a song we like, we run with it and try to make sure we put the most genuine version of ourselves out into the world. Being an independent band allows us to release final products that are true representations of our creative instinct. The hardest part about about getting to where we are has been time. We have and always will create, but nothing happens overnight. Another challenge has been finding the line between supporting ourselves while our vision blossoms and not forgetting our goals. Through this process, we’ve definitely learned that patience and gratitude are integral to succeeding in any facet of life. What we want the world to know about us is that, while they are listening, we are with them.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would take them to the 16th street 7/11 because there’s always something going down there. Also, we would show them our basement. It’s pretty cool.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We have immeasurable gratitude for our families who made it possible for us to move across the country and pursue our dreams. Thank you to Dasha, our manager, for seeing our potential, reaching out, and pushing us to do more. We would also like to thank Junior Burke, Jake’s songwriting professor, for his inspiration and help in the release of our first single, “Oceans.” Also James.