Following the success of their latest EP, All The Lights, band of brothers, Before You Exit will be taking off on their 2017 Asia Tour next month, covering Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
In conjunction with their return to Asia, we got the opportunity to ask Riley, Connor and Toby some questions about food, music and just life in general, to get to know them better.
Check out the interview below!
1. What is the hardest part of being in a band of brothers? How do you get through disagreements?
We actually get along pretty well for being brothers but when there are disagreements we always talk them through and have discussions until we come to a conclusion that we all agree on. We know at the end of the day, we’re family and that’s what matters most.
2. If you weren't in the music industry, what would you be doing now?
If we weren’t in the music industry we would all most likely be doing something else in entertainment like acting, directing, or anything in the film industry. Ever since we were really young we were really into putting on home shows and/or making our own movies.
3. If your lives were movies, which original BYE song would be your theme song?
I think that I Won’t Stop would be a pretty good theme song to our lives because we’re always trying to stay motivated and keep moving on no matter who or what is holding you down.
4. Has being signed to a label affected your music in any way? If it has, how?
It hasn’t really affected our music tremendously but I would say it has helped us having a bigger team behind us.
5. Is there any specific type of South East Asian food you haven't tried before that you're excited to try on this tour?
We’re always excited to try something new so whenever we’re over in Asia we always try everything our fans recommend. It’s funny though because as much as we are into trying new foods, for some reason we always find ourselves at a McDonalds or Subway.
6. Is there anything a fan has given you or said to you that has really stuck with or inspired you?
All of the fan letters that we get really stick with you and are really inspiring to read. One thing that always sticks out and is remembered is when people tell us how our music has affected their lives. Sometimes it only takes one simple letter or sentence to make our days.
7. What instrument have you always dreamed of learning to play?
I’ve always dreamed of playing the bagpipes because it looks like such a hard instrument to play and it is such a random instrument to know how to play. It’d make for a great stage moment if I just came out with one.
8. What would you say is the most difficult part of touring?
Leaving family and friends for a long time is definitely the hardest part of touring. Although we love touring and seeing the world, it’s always difficult leaving for long periods of time from those you love.
9. Among all the artists you've toured with or played shows with, are there any that you'd like to play alongside with again? Which tour has been your favourite?
Two of our favorites have definitely been Olly Murs and The Vamps. Both just had such a great vibe and touring with friends just doesn’t get any better.
10. Which one of your songs was the most difficult, technically or emotionally to write?
Our most recent song Clouds was one of the most difficult things we’ve ever written. Because it comes from such a special place about a very difficult situation we’ve been through, it took us a few months to write and record.
11. Which artist would you most like to collaborate with on a song?
It would be absolutely amazing to do a collaboration with John Mayer. He has been a huge inspiration to all of us since we started doing music and we love everything he’s doing right now.
12. What is the one thing you'd tell everyone if you knew all 7 billion people in this world were listening to you?
We would encourage everyone to love one another and to “make a difference, before you exit."
Watch them perform their latest single Suitcase, off their new EP All The Lights, and many more BYE faves as they tour Asia in February and March!
Photo Credits: @BeforeYouExit (Twitter)