We had the good fortune of connecting with Lorenzo Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lorenzo, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Starting out as a band in college, we all lived together. This allowed us to jam and practice daily if we wanted to, and didn’t require much organization for us all to get together or play shows. Now that we graduated college and have jobs, we’ve had to learn how to make time for our band and writing sessions.

We now focus our work on the days we are all able to be in the same room, working on our music or just jamming out new music. Whether that be once a week or twice a week, we have had to adapt to get most of our work done in a shorter amount of time and collaborate from home if needed, especially in the midst of the pandemic. We feel that this balance has worked for us.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Throughout the last couple years our music has evolved to incorporate more diverse types of music. Starting out as a primarily alternative rock band and recording only guitar drums and bass, our upcoming album has us experimenting with elements of electronic music and hip hop and using new types of instruments and effects.

Our upcoming album, due for release this summer, is self-described as a “Cyberpunk love album”; we wanted to have an overarching theme and mood on this release, using samples and interludes to create more of an atmospheric dystopian vibe.

Experimentation keeps things fresh for us as artists, and also helps expose us to a broader audience compared to playing just straight guitar music. Since being in the Oklahoma scene, we’ve become more inspired by local rappers, singers, and ambient artists as well as other alternative bands. In the internet age, with all the music ever released at your fingertips, genres are becoming less and less strict to fit into, for the better, and people are looking for more of a fusion in music than the past.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Deli – Norman, OK

Resonator – Norman, OK

Norman Music Festival – Norman, OK

The Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK

Circle Lotus Media – Online music platform based out of Oklahoma City, OK

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We’d like to shoutout our friend, fellow musician, and mentor Johnathan Dickerson from Norman, Oklahoma. His insight into writing music, getting shows, and different types of music has inspired us a lot, and his positive and upbeat energy is nice to have around.

Website: thefillsofficial.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefills/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefills1?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefills1/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOYiLFsf_X2luWVwRDDSmw

Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7zE4GmUzQa0J09oHzW2WNX

Image Credits
Johnathan Dickerson, Evan Eisenmenger

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