INTRO BY MIKAYLA LAWLESS
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
The Bad Bees, an indie rock band from Philadelphia, has recently dusted off some older songs previously created and has revamped them with harmonizing vocals and raw emotion. The EP, titled “Big Pretty,” reflects the spirit and liveliness of each band member. In this interview, we ask the band about fun behind the scenes and what brought them all together to create this once in a lifetime journey. Enjoy!
How did you guys first come together as a band?
"After college we all would get together and have jam sessions in Jake's grandma's cold, dirty, and slimy basement. It wasn't until a few months later that we began to get more serious with our playing and formed what is now known as The Bad Bees."
How would you describe your music in three words?
"Fast Paced Space."
You recently released your EP titled Big Pretty. What was the process like creating it?
"Writing music together is always a blast. We all try to be as open minded as possible. So wIth Big Pretty a lot of the songs were created a while back, but we kind of revived them, shook some dust off, and made them into something that we thought related to the sound we are aiming for."
Out of the songs on the EP, which are you most proud of and why?
"The Canyon is the one we are most proud of. It has so much energy, and emotion which relates back to when we wrote it and where our mindsets were at the time."
Before the EP was released, you released a music video for the lead single BooWho. Do you have any favorite memories from filming that video?
"During the weekend of the music video we stayed at Antonio Esposito’s place who is our photographer and the person who made the music video. He also has two cats in which Jt is very allergic to, so every night when we were trying to sleep we heard Jt slowly dying due to his throat closing up. Boy do we love a good ole Jt almost dying story."
Is there anything else that we can expect from you in the near future?
"New music, more shows, and nice sounds."