Can you introduce yourself and explain what you do in Kalimur?
Hi, I am Brett Steinberg and I play piano and sing in Kalimur.
How did you meet the other members?
Tyler, the bassist, was my neighbor in college a couple years ago and we became best friends almost immediately. One of our first bonding experiences was based off of music. He played some shows with me under
my solo project and we loved playing on stage together. Eventually we decided that we really wanted to start a band - our good friend and guitarist, Alex, reached out to us around the same time to jam. We met him at a mutual friend's party and we linked up online. Alex saw Tyler and I perform at an open mic and immediately wanted to play with us. The timing was perfect and the chemistry was there so the band was finalized and we put everything into full gear from there.
How would you describe the group's sound?
Piano-driven alternative pop/rock. It's as if Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and OneRepublic morphed into a band, but then morphed again into something else you've never heard before.
How have you managed to balance Kalimur with you preexisting solo project?
Absolutely. I am very proud of what I've been able to do with my solo project and that's still important to me, but right now the priority is Kalimur. The band means everything to me and I am so inspired by what we've been doing lately. I love these guys and we all share mutual ambitions. It's the most amazing thing to work along side other passionate individuals towards a mutual dream.
Speaking of your solo project, what is the main difference you've noticed when creatively working with others as opposed to just yourself?
Getting to collaborate and bounce ideas off of your band mates. Being able to ask questions and get out of your own head for a minute allows for new perspectives to really clear up any sort of creative blocks you might encounter.
You have a new album, "Ghosts We Used to Know," due out April 21st. What can listeners expect from the release?
They can expect a dynamic range of emotions, sound, production, vocals, etc. We set out to create a record that has rock elements, electronic elements, acoustic sensibilities, among other genres. We love when every song adds a new story to the greater theme of the
record. When every song can be unique and still fit together nicely with all the other ones to really tell a larger story--that's when we feel good about an album. We all feel like we achieved that with this record and are so excited for people to hear it! People can pre-order
It on iTunes here.
Will tour plans follow the release?
Yes! Our website has all of our
tour dates listed and we encourage everyone to come out and meet us at our shows. We love meeting new fans and playing our music for people is what it's all about. We'll be playing a ton of songs from the new record.
Thanks for the interview!
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