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A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON BOYER from WEATHERS – July 2020

| 10 July 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “WEATHERS’ new single “C’est La Vie” is out now and streaming on all digital platforms. Southern California based Weathers is lead singer Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennen Bates, and drummer Cole Carson. Having gone through some challenging events in his past, Boyer wanted to process the band’s struggles through songwriting. He felt compelled to make feel-good songs that created a world similar to that of a John Hughes movie. The Breakfast Club, for example, shows that how people act and look on the outside is not always how they feel on the inside. Everyone is going through something no matter how ‘together’ they might look. The band’s story is all about growing up and coming into their own and includes themes of social anxiety, mental health, and the struggles that come along with it.” We get Cameron to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

“Cest La Vie” is about accepting the things you can’t change, more or less, accepting who you are.  No hidden nuggets except maybe the lyric “Never goes my way” is a callback to our earlier song Poser, which had a lyric “Nothing goes my way”.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

Music was always a part of my life growing up, sounds cheesy I know.  I was in various music groups and around 13, I decided that I didn’t want anyone telling me what to do when it came to music.  So I started my own band, and it took another 5 years for Weathers to come about.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Hot Fuss from the Killers was a huge influence and inspiration for me.  That record got me excited about being in a band for sure.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Pixies, The Cure, Sir Sly, The Killers, and Duran Duran.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

It’s so hard to think of just one, the list is long of people I admire and would love to be in the studio with.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

Our music a nice balance of happy & sad, we got all the feels.  And I remember cringing due to a couple of comparisons, but for the life of me I can’t remember the band.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Cooks: Cole.  Drinks and acoustic: me.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Emma Watson was at our show in LA, hung out in the greenroom and complimented my Doc Martens.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Playing shows in front of a fun energetic crowd, but a close second is seeing your artistic vision come to life.   Dream job would be writer/director in film.

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

I wish interviewers would play more “get to know you” games, it’s happened maybe once before and it was a pleasant surprise.  No answer for that, sorry.  Question I could live without every hearing again would actually be two.  1. What are your musical influences and 2. Where did we get the name Weathers.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

This might be a bit of a shocker, I wish we would’ve focused on the song “I’m Not Okay” as opposed to the song “Problems.”   Don’t get me wrong, love both songs, just felt like a misstep to promote “Problems” as much as we did and not even do a video for “I’m Not Okay.”

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Good question, but I wouldn’t want to be apart of any of that, the fear of me being the reason that doesn’t do as well, haha.  But monetarily, just look up the top grossing records of all time and I’ll pick that one.

BONUS QUESTION – Due to the current world situation with COVID-19 / quarantine / shelter in place, what have you discovered you miss the most from your life before the pandemic struck?

Going to the movies, very very close second, tour.





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