A lot of people have been asking us how we felt about the showcase performance Tuesday night, and about the some of the negative reviews we all found the next morning. How should we respond? To be clear, we had such a blast playing this showcase and were so thankful to all our fans who came out and all the new friends we met too. We stand behind our performance and songs. We thought it was a great show for us and heard great feedback from so many people. Anytime there is mixed reviews it is easier to hear the screaming one negative voice over the hundreds of positive. It’s easy to take things personal, or get angry at the bias and misjudgement on the us, the songs, and the set, but far better for us to see it for what it is, accept it, and shrug it off. Real objective criticism, even harsh at times, is necessary for us if we want to grow and get better as artists, but negativity that is nonobjective and rude is not worth buying into. This is true for all the bands and artists. Take every review with a grain of salt. Don’t hear every opinion as truth. We are not discouraged as a band. It’s just an opinion, and if we continue to play music and put ourselves out there, all the more opinions, opposition, and praise to come. You will never have people love your music unless there are those who hate it too.
Congratulations to all those who moved on to the best live band and best live acoustic finals! We’ll be at the finals shows to support, and we’re excited to be up for best folk, best pop, and best new artist March 3 at the awards! See you all then!