Echosmith Talks Band Evolution and Staying True to Their Music
Echosmith, best known for their hit song “Cool Kids,” has finally made it in the music industry after nine years of hard work. What did it take for the band, composed of four siblings under the age of 23, to reach this point?
“There’s been all sorts of things that have happened that weren’t ideal or would make us bummed out. I think that being a band and not having a strong fan base in the first seven years was obviously hard,” she says, adding that their patience and positivity was key. “We realized we just had to keep going and that it would happen eventually. And it did. It was just amazing and we’re really thankful that, even though it took time, it happened for us.”
The band’s catchy, relatable single “Cool Kids” reached No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100, but the band thinks they can beat it. Sydney says “Let’s Love,” their new single, “definitely has a wider message because it’s a fun, upbeat song about love.”
“We see love as something that friends, family, or anybody can relate to in any phase of life,” she tells us. “We just really want to bring people joy. That’s the main goal of that song.”
Now that Sydney and her three brothers are platinum-selling artists, producing hits isn’t as hard as it used to be.
“We try to keeping doing music that’s different and unique. It’s nice because, we realized, as we were still trying to find our sound a few years ago, that once you stop trying to do something, that’s when you develop your own sound,” she says. Sounding excited about Echosmith’s future, Sydney adds, “You know, it’s a really great thing. It’s been a lot easier for us now.”
Echosmith doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, though. The band is currently touring with Twenty One Pilots and teaming up with State Farm for teen driver safety. Students from all over the country are competing in the Celebrate My Drive competition for the chance to win their high school a $100,000 grant and private concert from the indie-pop group, which Sydney says they’re “super excited about.”
From the very beginning, it’s been clear that Echosmith is going somewhere. The group moved from playing music in their childhood household to performing “Cool Kids” on Conan, collaborating with Zedd for “Illusion,” and even joining Taylor Swift on stage during her iconic 1989 Tour.
As for their future? “It’s a mystery,” Sydney hints.