It’s A Cold October- Behind The Music with Escondido


Cold October is about picking yourself up after a break-up.  It’s about how hard it is to leave someone you love even though you know it’s for the best.  The verses are reminiscent of good times and memories… coming to grips with where it went wrong.  But once the chorus hits we lay out the truth.. “The old you still had a foot in the door but the new you is already gone.”  I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of this song. Musically speaking, Cold October is a frankenstein of a couple songs.  Jess had written a song called Cold October with our friend Leanne… we took that chorus and made it a verse and an old unused song of mine became the new chorus.  We ended up re-writing all the lyrics but we kept the title because it’ a good metaphor for both sides. – Tyler James / Escondido 


Been wrapping up the new record… It will be out next year but we’ll give ya some sneak peaks in the coming months. xo

Cold October

(Jessica Maros, Tyler James, Leanne Ford) 

miles down the highway i called you on the phone
couldn’t bring myself to tell you when i had you all alone
’cause I loved you like a summer’s day those nights spent in your arms
I said i’d never leave you, guess i’ll be doing you some harm

’cause that’s the old me talking, the new me’s walking
loved you until the truth came knocking darlin’
it’s a cold october
that’s the old me talking, the new me’s walking
some hearts are just made for locking darlin’
its a cold october

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Shanee Pink- Los Angeles

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Shanee Pink

 I never ever ever buy fashion magazines. They tend to be about seasonal fashion trends that convince you to buy things you don’t need that will go “out of fashion” by the next issue you purchase.

Where are you writing this right now? 

My home in LA

Home is where your story begins, can you tell us a bit about yours?

My home is a cozy place with an inspiring view. I moved back to LA from NY two years ago because I needed to be closer to nature. What I love about living in California is that I’m just 30 min away from the ocean or the mountains and feel like that refreshes me and keeps me connected to earth.

How did Music find you? 

My brothers always played music in the house I grew up in. I was their number one groupie and I learned what I know about making music from being in their company and the company of other musicians from a young age. I wanted to sing and play like they did and eventually I turned from an observer to a participant.5. Your latest EP release: ‘Spreading In The Light’ would you share a story behind one of the songs? I wrote the song ‘Man to Man’ while on a visit to Israel. I was getting ready to play a show in Tel Aviv when I heard a story on the news about some extreme religious people harassing other religious people for not being as devout as they were. I just thought at that moment that the world had gone mad and that people forgot the most basic human decency of being kind and tolerant towards one another. The song wrote itself after that.6. Fashion. An intricate part to the musician lifestyle.

Where do you find inspiration for your outfits on the road? 

I find inspiration from people on the street and from films of previous decades. I never ever ever buy fashion magazines. They tend to be about seasonal fashion trends that convince you to buy things you don’t need that will go “out of fashion” by the next issue you purchase. I dress up to my mood on that specific day and encourage women to figure out their own style through self expression. 

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Shout-out to your top three Bands/ Artists to watch out for?

I’m in love with ‘Sylvan Esso’ at the moment. Also ‘Ramona Lisa’ has been playing on repeat in my car. And ‘Henry Wolfe’ is amazing too. All of these people are true artists who are bringing something new to our listening pleasure.

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Lindsay Kupser- Boston, USA I Calgary, Canada


From a very young age my mother noticed my affinity for matching pitch and memorizing lyrics and melodies when I would sing along to her CDs in the car. She is very musical and loved singing, so she recognized that and put me in some children’s choirs to develop it, and my love for singing and performing was very much a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. I always took music more seriously than anything else, and I think I always knew it was going to be my career in the back of my mind, but I made the conscious decision to pursue it professionally and post-secondarily when I was about 16 I think. 

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Where are you writing this right now?

On the flowery couch in the living room of the little red house I’m staying in for the summer in Cambridge, MA! 

Home is where your story begins, would you tell us a bit about yours?

I’m from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which is quite a large city in Western Canada of over 1 million people. It’s an oil and gas industry-run city, so it was quite an interesting place to grow up in the sense that the city was always reasonably prosperous and didn’t really get hit too hard by the recession, but I felt it was lacking heavily in art and culture in my youth. I didn’t appreciate Calgary while I was there, and I felt I needed to leave in order to become the musician I wanted to be, which now I don’t know whether or not that’s true, but it’s what I did and I’m glad for it. To Calgary’s credit, every time I go back home I notice a beautiful and tangible improvement in the art and music scene, and this is due to some incredible artists there who are working their asses off to make sure art is prospering and a more vital part of the city. Although I was eager to leave, I really miss Calgary sometimes and I always enjoy the short time I have there. 

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Your latest release: The Boston EP. Tell us more about the inspiration behind the music.

All of the 6 songs on the EP are songs I wrote either in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music or about my experiences in Boston, excluding “It Hurts,” which I wrote when I was 16 but rediscovered after not playing it for several years while at school. I would say it’s fairly broad in terms of theme – each song is about a different person or feeling or experience – but they all have Boston in common, and it felt appropriate to title it as such. They are songs about trying to navigate life and relationships and people who don’t treat you well and missing people, specifically as a slightly anxious young person. 

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Raw and Sexy like a New York Night.

This is STRNGRS tearing up the scene. Fresh Independence’s Band to watch out for.

Answered by: Garrett Drinon [Guitarist] of STRNGRS.

How did music find you and STRNGRS come to be?

I’m pretty sure the heartbeat in the womb was how that happened. STRNGRS came from a long history of Chase and I figuring out how we can sound together, with Chase playing different instruments along the way, until we came to this drum and guitar scenario and met Carson, which completeled this thing in ways that we never could have planned.

Undeniably, your vocals are powerfully so. Cannot imagine the outlet this may bring to you. In retrospect, how does the songwriting process work for you?

Each song comes in it’s own ways.  Someone may start an idea, but it’s always a collaboration by the time it sounds like us.

Two EP’s under your belt and a Debut LP in the works. What can you tell us about the journey thus far?

We’d be playing music no matter what, but we’re very happy we’ve found each other. Good musicians are easy to find; people who are on the same page are not.

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