INTRO BY MADDEN LEVIN
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Meet a band that has seen everything in the music world: Hundred Handed! We spoke with Jordan of Hundred Handed and he has a very unique story to tell you about their upbringing in the music industry and what the future has in store. Their newest single, Miss California, can be found now on music streaming programs! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this talented group of guys.
How did you guys come to form a band together?
JORDAN: "Drew and I have been in a few different bands together over the last 7 years. None of them felt quite right so we decided to sit down in our studio during some downtime and just dream up what we'd want to sound like... We liked the idea so much that we couldn't ignore it anymore. There was Hundred Handed."
How would you say your music has grown over the years?
JORDAN: "There seems to be an inverse relationship between our level of maturity and the growth of our music. It seems the more we let ourselves have fun and just be the kids we are inside, the more the music seems to make sense and come together the way we want it to. We wouldn't have it any other way."
Your most recent single Miss California came out in April. What was the inspiration behind the song?
JORDAN: "The state of Texas. ;)"
What do you personally think makes you unique compared to other bands?
JORDAN: "It's us. It's our personalities. It's our sense of humor or memories or creativity crafting the stories... Sure, we try to pull from our inspirations in a unique way and set ourselves apart from similar bands, but at the end of the day it's our individual personalities that give our music it's unique character."
You guys have even gotten the chance to perform at the Dick Clark New Year’s Eve Inaugural VIP Party – how would you describe that experience?
JORDAN: "New Year's Eve in Time Square?! How could that not be towards the top of any band's bucket list. It was definitely a surreal countdown to midnight. We're standing on top of a building in NYC, over looking one of the biggest crowds in the world, standing with everyone that helped get us to that moment... I can't help but get goosebumps thinking about how cool that was."
If you could work with any artist/band – whether it be on a song, a tour, or something else – who would it be and why?
JORDAN: "Daft Punk or Stromae. They are each uniquely creative in a way that inspires me to be better at what I do every time I listen to their music. I would just love to be in a creative environment with them and hope it rubs off! Getting to work with any of them would be another level."
Do you have any goals that you hope to achieve as a band?
JORDAN: "I'd like to be made fun of by SNL or South Park or The Simpsons. That's a pretty tall mark of success when a show based on spoofing popular culture thinks you're well known enough to get laughs for just tearing you apart."
Is there anything we can expect from you in the near future?
JORDAN: "More music, more shows, more fun!!!!! Keep an ear out."