So remember that new project we hinted at last night from Robert Schwartzman of Rooney and John Taylor, guitarist for the Jonas Brothers?
Well it's finally here! The who have made an EP as jr (pronounced Junior). Want to know a little more about the duo?
Once upon a time, two strangers met while on tour. They knew nothing of each other beyond the surface, the little things that don't really change a thing. But they quickly hit it off, sharing many interests in music, loss, longing, and after work activities. It didn't take long for these two fellows to form a fellowship of the sing song. They jived higher than any jive has jived. But there was one stake in the middle of their friendship, the stake of previous commitments. Our two heroes used their calendars to schedule time to work together on exciting things, putting their hearts and minds together for creation of new music. It was fresh and exciting to both of them, this instant connection and brotherhood through melody. Songs were written, stories were shared, hearts were opened to the world to hear. From this collaboration came their first EP, One. And from One, came two friends with a dream to create more and more things together. John and Robert are those friends...those friends are jr.
The new EP is titled "One" and can be purchased here as a bundle that includes a vinyl version, wristband, poster, personalized email greeting and more.
So how did Robert and John come to collaborate on this?
Robert tells Cambio exclusively, "We love a lot of the same music and we talked about writing together. We started writing "Watching You," but it was more for John. I recorded the song as we wrote and it started to take on its own identity. The songs have a lot of the two of us in them. Things we love, lots of harmonies, drum machines mixed with acoustic instruments."
And what influences can be heard in their music? "We love The Beach Boys, ELO, The Traveling Wilburys, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison." says Robert. "It's 50's meets Top Gun."
Make sure to check out the EP.
What do you think of jr?