Emblem3, the band best known for appearing on The X Factor, just released their debut studio album Nothing To Lose. We got a chance to talk with band member Keaton Stromberg about their new album, fans and upcoming tour with Selena Gomez. Emblem3 is not your typical boy band. They don't just jump around and sing, they also play instruments and write their own songs. Plus, they have a unique sound, blending pop with reggae and hip hop.
The band best known for appearing on the The X Factor just released their debut studio album Nothing To Lose. We got a chance to talk with band member Keaton Stromberg about their new album, fans and upcoming tour with Selena Gomez.
Nothing To Lose debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes (U.S.) album chart and has a beachy vibe that's perfect for summer listening.
"I describe it has a pop, reggae, hip hop blend with a little bit of a punk vibe to it," said Keaton on the group's sound.
The album features songs "Chloe (You're The One I Want)," the band's single, and "Sunset Blvd," the song that impressed The X Factor judge Demi Lovato and helped the band nail their first audition. Keaton's personal favorite track is "3000 Miles."
"It relates to how I'm feeling kind of. The song is about being away from home and away from like all your friends and family, that's kind of how it is right now I'm just out on the road," said Keaton. "I just relate to that one."
"Chloe (You're The One I Want)" reaches out to the band's fans and any girl that has ever felt like she didn't quite fit in.
"There are very few girls that are actually the popular girl at school or the girl that gets all the attention," said Keaton. "Most girls don't get all that much attention, so we just felt like they do deserve that attention and we want to give it to them."
Check out the "Chloe (You're The One I Want)" music video below!
Even though band members Keaton, Wesley Stromberg and Drew Chadwick are multi-instrumentalists, the band was only allowed to sing and couldn't play instruments during their time on the The X Factor. Luckily, they now get to show off their variety of musical talents on tour!
"It was frustrating, because we felt like we weren't getting to show off our full potential," said Keaton. "During our live show all of us pick up a guitar."
The band is about to hit the road opening for Selena Gomez on the Stars Dance Tour this summer and fall.
"The whole thing is super exciting. I'm probably most excited about the audience," said Keaton. "They most likely don't know us, so we really get to show them who we are and try to gain more fans."
The band is currently on a headlining tour, preparing for their big arena tour with Selena that kicks-off August 14.
"We're doing club dates. They're actually doing really well, selling out almost every date that we've put out. It's really good. I'm just surprised that we're selling out these clubs with like 2,000 people, it's just amazing to me," said Keaton. "Before [The X Factor] we didn't have anything like that, so it's all amazing."
Get Emblem3's new album Nothing To Lose on iTunes and check out their upcoming tour dates!