We sat down with sophomore Logan Davis and his Atlas Finish bandmates.
For Vanderbilt sophomore Logan Davis, working as a solo artist led to music that he summarized in a single easy phrase: “kinda trash.”
Nevertheless, bringing collectively hometown finest buddies and Center Tennessee State sophomores Deklyn Manuel and Dalton Miksa fully modified Davis’s sound. Collectively the three began making music as Atlas Finish.
Self-described as a “multi-genre, multifaceted group,” Atlas Finish concurrently satisfies cravings for tender, lovesick crooning and sharp, punchy rap—all you could do is hit shuffle.
After releasing their self-titled breakout album “Atlas Finish” in July of 2021, the group has launched a number of singles and an EP, with one other album within the works.
“The primary album was pop-oriented, actually digestible, guitar-based and with slightly piano,” Miksa stated. “We’ve grown a lot prior to now yr, we’ve acquired music the world won’t ever hear. Should you evaluate that to the music we’re making now, it’s insane.”
Only a few months after “Atlas Finish,” the band launched “Starfall,” described by Miksa as “a bizarre creativeness of a pageant banger and a rap music.”
This “bizarre creativeness” may be defined by the eclectic listing of artists that the band appears to for inspiration. From Prince and Lil Nas X to brakence and Dijon, the band emphasizes the significance of pushing boundaries and making music that feels stay, even when it’s by means of your headphones.
“You possibly can have an excellent time making music that’s simple to make, however there’s one thing actually rewarding about making a monitor that you simply’ve by no means heard something like,” Miksa stated.
Their most up-to-date EP launch, “DIE 4 U,” is a departure from their first album, which targeted on extra traditional relationship tropes and heartbreak. In line with Davis (the predominant lyricist of the group), “DIE 4 U” takes on tougher subjects, reminiscent of abusive relationships. That includes abrasive, fast-paced rap tracks like “BLUE TOYOTA,” the tracks exhibit a transparent shift from earlier sparkly, pop-funk hits.
Vanderbilt college students is perhaps acquainted with their sound after listening to them carry out with The Music Room, however their music has reached far past the Nashville bubble. From acting at festivals alongside “Freakin’ Out On the Interstate” singer Briston Maroney to their upcoming hometown show in Morristown, performing stay is an integral a part of Atlas Finish.
“It’s rewarding to make the music, however the payoff is producing stay music—stay reveals are a visceral expertise,” Manuel stated. “Displaying the group what you’re pleased with … it’s virtually religious for me.”
In quest of this visceral expertise, producer Miksa is finding out audio engineering. Miksa credit his research for elevating his music-producing expertise.
“I simply took a last on simply the physics of sound waves. It was boring nevertheless it makes you perceive sound another way,” Miksa stated. “In my head, I’ve acquired the inventive aspect down, however I’m studying the best way to put that into observe and make my concepts a actuality.”
However the group’s classroom-to-studio pipeline doesn’t cease there. Initially known as Autumn’s Finish, the group wanted to make a change after studying that they shared a reputation with a heavy steel band. Whereas sitting in a Greek literature class, Miksa discovered about Atlas, recognized infamously in Greek mythology for holding up the world. Coincidentally, Davis had simply gotten a tattoo of Atlas, and the remaining is historical past.
The band itself isn’t fairly holding up the world, however they do have a grasp on making music that’s actually a world away from “kinda trash.” Try their newest EP on Spotify, sustain with upcoming reveals and releases on Instagram and enterprise over to the group’s TikTok for those who dare.