Check out the new song from Dub & I – Laying Bricks
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We are both from Lubbock, TX. We both worked together at Walmart in 2008 and reconnected in 2011 when we moved to Ft Worth, TX.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Well obviously the song is sampled from Duran Duran’s “Come Undone.” We were at a record store together and heard this song come on the radio and knew right there we wanted to make a song with it. We had been working on it for the past year. Dub made the beat and wrote his verse pretty quick, but I took about 6 months to write his verse and hook. The third verse features Dub’s brother Evan. The song is just about “coming undone,” either mentally and emotionally or physically “coming undone” of the strings that control us.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenge we have is actually having time to get together and work on music. Work, life, etc. really takes a lot of our time day to day, but when we actually get together and make music the energy we put into it is phenomenal. Even though we don’t get much time to work on our music, the time we do have we put 100% in.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Well we both are just getting back into the music scene as a team. We both love all types of genres of music. Dub has been in the hip hop scene for 10 years in West Texas. I’s been in the rock scene also back in West Texas for 10 years. And when we reconnected, we just decided to take our love and music and combine forces to do what we love.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Don’t buy into your ego too much or the “swag.” Just be yourself and believe in what you do. Be humble and work hard. Arrogance will only hinder your evolution.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Breathe every inch of your soul into your music and believe in it. Give no less. Do the music you love and the people that hear your music will love it too.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Digital. In this day and age, the world is at your fingertips. Facebook, Twitter, Reverb Nation, etc. So we bounce tracks and send it to our friends and from there we can get feedback and see exactly what it is that people are enjoying from us. That further helps us evolve our music.