Echosmith

Rescheduled from 11/10/17. All previously purchased tickets will be honored.

Echosmith

The Score, Jena Rose

Thu, April 26, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Royale

Boston, MA

$24 advance / $29 day of show

This event is all ages

Royale is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.

Echosmith
Echosmith
Our dreams drive us. They’re why we build cities, create art, and pursue love. 
 
In 2013, teenage siblings from Southern California, ECHOSMITH, brought a lifelong dream to fruition with the release of their debut album Talking Dreams. As soon as they could hold instruments, they began playing music together as kids. They traded the living room for Farmers Markets and open mic nights, while quietly honing their songwriting chops. Those chops were on full-display in the breakout single “Cool Kids,” which became a runaway success. Supporting Talking Dreams, they performed around the globe and enchanted audiences everywhere. As those adventures unfolded, they grew up, both as people and musicians, and that growth shines through their 2017 sophomore album, Inside A Dream [Warner Bros. Records].
 
“We describe our new album as dreamy pop,” explains frontwoman Sydney. “These songs explore different aspects of our lives—love, adventure, heartache, and living out our dreams. On our first record, we were simply dreaming of the future, and we’re inside of that dream now. We’ve lived so much life in a short period of time. I was 15 when we recorded Talking Dreams, and now I'm 20. This amazing journey of connecting with fans and different cultures all over the world completely changed our lives.”
 
Driven by Sydney Sierota, Noah Sierota [bass, percussion, backing vocals], Graham Sierota [drums], and Jamie Sierota [guitar], Talking Dreams earned a prestigious RIAA gold certification, yielding the double-platinum breakout smash “Cool Kids,” which notched a quarter-of-a-billion Spotify streams, and the platinum-certified “Bright.” They took over radio airwaves and performed across television everywhere from Ellen to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice. Meanwhile, tastemaker praise came courtesy of Elle, Rolling Stone, Nylon, and more. Simultaneously, Sydney stood out as a positive cultural force, whether acting as a brand ambassador for Coach, designing a line for Hollister, or dueting on stage with Taylor Swift.
 
Along the way, the band faced a major change together. After bringing their dream to life, co-founder, guitarist, and big brother Jamie left ECHOSMITH, transitioning focus to his wife and newborn baby.

“We had to come to grips with the fact that Jamie left the band, so we had to find ourselves as a trio instead of a quartet,” admits Noah. “The process helped us recognize what we really wanted to do musically.”

“At that point, we never had another musician on stage with us,” says the frontwoman. “That literally forced us on a journey of having to discover this sound. We still had electric guitars, but they weren’t the center of the music anymore. The keyboards, pads, percussion, and vocals became the focal point. We began recording and writing constantly at the same time. We wanted to write as honestly as possible. There were no narratives; it was all life experiences and truth.”

In order to bring that vision to life, the group utilized vintage synths, keys, and drum machines, carefully emphasizing each detail and “making sure we loved every single note and sound.” As a result, Inside A Dream is awash in shimmering synths, airy guitars, and heavenly vocals. Its eleven anthems wouldn’t be out of place blasting from an eighties transistor radio during an episode Stranger Things or booming across massive North American festival grounds as the sun sets for a headline gig.

“Inside a dream is the culmination of a year-and-a-half of tirelessly working to define who we are,” continues Noah. “We not only grew as musicians but as people. The stories we’ve told on this album are our stories that we’re living right now.”

Noah’s finger-picked acoustic guitar on “Goodbye” entwines with Sydney’s breathy delivery before bouncing into a danceable refrain colored by island-style keys and heavy bass. It also represents another evolution.
 
“This song was written out of pure frustration with another person who couldn't make up his mind,” reveals Sydney. “That indecision was affecting us, so the message is, ‘Good luck finding yourself. Goodbye. I have to move on with my life regardless of your opinion.’ It’s a bit darker for us, but I think a lot of people can relate to that.”

Co-written with an old family friend Leah Haywood, opener “Get Into My Car” gleefully nods to new wave influences like The Cure and Joy Division with its cinematic lyricism, shiny keyboards, and lush refrain, “Get into my car. Get into my life. Get into my heart. You know what I like.”
 
“It talks about how sometimes you have negative voices in your head, but then you find that person who makes them go away,” she says. “That’s totally happening in my relationship.”
 
For “Crazy Love,” they teamed up with a longtime inspiration, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, to make a love song about “what it feels like to be in the crazy exciting love where you get to dance together and do things you see in the movies.” 
 
The arena-size drums of “Future Me” propel the equivalent of the grade school exercise of writing a letter to your future self.  “Everyone Cries” tackles the craziness of the world head-on. 
At the heart of the record, ECHOSMITH cling to the message that drove them from the start which is their mission statement “to spread hope and love through music to the whole world.” 

“Music is one of the few things that can unite people,” concludes Noah. “We hope that’s something we can be a part of.”
 
“We’ve really gotten to understand the depth of that mission statement,” Sydney leaves off. “We were so blessed for ‘Cool Kids’ to blow up and see the world. We got to realize the depth of spreading love, how important it actually is, and the lack of love in the world. Our message has stayed the same, but we understand it more. We go deeper. Life is hard, but you can find the joy no matter what. That’s what we’re here to show people.”
 
In the end, Inside A Dream has the power to motivate millions to follow their own dreams as ECHOSMITH did.
The Score
The Score
TO OUR FANS:

We started writing together six years ago, and had no idea where it would take us. Just two dudes in New York, learning how to write and produce. We wrote a lot of bad songs, and tried a lot of different things. We moved to LA and wrote more songs, and tried more different things...like recording in Edan's bedroom closet. And one pop song we wrote happened to land in a commercial, and that commercial happened to be really big. 'Spotify Viral #1' big. 'Major label record-deal' big. 'Worldwide booking agency' big. And all that was really cool, but we had a problem -- we weren't actually a pop band.

We like guitars. We like rock and roll. And we like it loud. So we started doing what we like, and it's been pretty damn cool so far. Our new EP Myths & Legends is four of the most honest songs we've ever written, and we think our fans reactions say it all:

"Who ever Disliked song, I will find you and force you to listin to this song Intel you regret your life choices." - Chase Cornett
"The best song I have ever heard" - Mr. Nightmare
and...
"The Score=GOAT 'Like' if they never disappoint you!!!" - DawnCS

We hope you like the new music, but if you don't...Chase Cornett will find you and force you to listen to it until you regret your life choices.

- Eddie & Edan ** THE SCORE
Jena Rose
Jena Rose
When she was just nine-years-old, Jena Rose started writing songs and instantly brought both passion and purpose to her music. “I was extremely shy as a kid and always felt like other people’s songs explained my life to me and gave me a voice that I didn’t usually have,” says the Dallas-based singer/songwriter/pianist, who’s now 16. “There was a point when I wanted to try to get my own feelings out in music, and try to do what all those songwriters had done for me.”

In each of her songs, Jena shows a natural grasp of melody that’s closely tied to her innate understanding of music. Raised in Plano, Texas, she took up classical piano at the early age of five and quickly began to master the instrument. But despite her love of piano, Jena eventually grew restless with the classical approach. “We’d just go from song to song in my teacher’s book of sheet music, and after a while I started to stray from my original love of playing,” she says. By the time she was nine, Jena had moved on to contemporary piano, and immediately found that love reignited. “When I got to play songs that I grew up listening to, it was so freeing to me and so much more in line with what I wanted to do musically,” she says.

It was at this age Jena had a major breakthrough - her piano teacher introduced her to the art of improvisation. “I was tired of doing covers, so I learned to experiment with different chords and make my own music,” she says. That very night, while Jena’s parents were out at dinner, she sat down at the piano and attempted her first song. By the time her mom and dad returned, she’d created a carefully arranged pop number complete with full verses, chorus, and bridge. “I played it for my voice teacher the next day and she said to me, ‘Wow—this is a real song!’ That really gave me the confidence to just keep writing and try out new ideas, and not be afraid to say what I feel with my music,” says Jena. Naming such artists as Sara Bareilles among her key influences, Jena channeled a soulful sensibility into her songs and soon forged a path as a self-driven creative force with a musical depth well beyond her years. “I’ve always wanted to share a big part of myself with everything I put out, and going through the creative process is what makes me feel really connected to each song,” she explains.

With the past seven years spent honing her artistry, Jena has now dreamed up a sublime breed of indie-pop that’s daringly honest but irresistibly melodic. Her upcoming single “Sweet Love” combines Jena’s signature indie pop/singer-songwriter style with entrancing EDM elements. In the song, Jena, backed by her intricate and hypnotic vocals, blissfully tells the story of a broken relationship that leaves her wanting one single thing: a sweet, simple love. Her indie-pop dynamic also graces past singles like

“Loved” (a seductive slow burner laced with subtle EDM details), as well as “Lost At Sea (a delicate piano ballad dedicated to her late grandmother). Her forthcoming debut EP is a collection of songs written entirely by Jena on her piano. She recruited Grammy nominated writer and producer Druski (Tori Kelly, Zendaya) to elevate her songs even further, and the result is a sparkling, eclectic mix of piano-driven indie infused with pop that is set to be released in early 2018.

Having toured with pop band Why Don’t We, as well as AJR, MAX, R5, Sabrina Carpenter, and on the High School Nation tour alongside Plain White T's, Jena constantly looks to the world around her for songwriting inspiration. “Because I’m so young and there’s a lot I haven’t been through, I sometimes take from other people’s experience in my songs—like my friends and family and even characters in movies,” she says. But whether she’s writing straight from her own life or playing with perspective, Jena brings an undeniably genuine spirit to each song. “One of the most important things I’ve learned over the years is to stay true to myself and what I want to do with my music,” she says. “I do whatever I can to open up and be as honest as possible—because if you don’t share yourself that way, then the song isn’t going to be the best it can be. You have to put all of your heart and soul into every single song.”
Venue Information:
Royale
279 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02116
http://royaleboston.com/