Artist _ 03 LITTLE IMAGE
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF: WHO IS LITTLE IMAGE AND HOW DID THE BAND ORIGINATE? It all kind of started when Jackson wrote an EP. He wanted to be able to portray the music in a live setting, and that’s when all the dudes came in. We wrote Musings as a group shortly after all coming together.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MAKING MUSIC? WHAT KIND OF SOUND COMES FROM LITTLE IMAGE? We’ve been writing together for about three years. I feel like that’s always a tough question for any artist. We just really like to make music that people would want to listen to now and 10 years from now. Bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, mewithoutYou, and Radiohead are definitely some inspirations of ours who have achieved that timeless sound.
AS AN INDIE BAND, YOU ALL HAVE TOURED QUITE A BIT. HOW MANY CITIES WOULD YOU SAY YOU HAVE PLAYED SHOWS IN? WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CITY/SHOW AND WHY? We’ve played about 20 cities. One of our favorite shows for sure was in NYC at a super small 100-cap venue. It was one of the most inspiring moments for us, being in one of the biggest cities in the world and hearing a full room of people singing our songs. Even though it was a small venue, it was a great memory that we will cherish forever.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST THING YOU HAVE FACED AS A BAND AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT? Creative differences are always a struggle. A good way to get past it for us is to be as open-minded with an idea as possible and not to hold on too tightly to what we personally want. It’s made our music turn out more unique and different with everyone’s ideas and insight being poured into the songs.
WHAT DOES “STARVING ARTISTRY” MEAN TO YOU? WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO PUSH PAST THE STRUGGLE OF NOT HAVING THE FUNDS TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO? That’s a super great question. I think we can totally relate. Being an artist is really difficult and risky when you’re putting everything into something you’re creating but nothing comes of it. I think that “starving artistry” becomes very real at those times for us. The best motivation for us is to remember why we do what we do. We want to love people as well as we can. We want our music to be relatable to people who need it. We genuinely love making music—it’s a privilege even. It’s special to us no matter how many people listen.
WHAT’S IN STORE NEXT FOR LITTLE IMAGE? We have recently started writing our next full-length record—very excited to see what comes of it! We also are already booking a national tour. We can’t wait to get back out and meet more people.
WHERE ARE YOUR TWO FAVORITE DALLAS LOCATIONS TO HANG? Our favorite coffee shop to hang out at is Houndstooth Coffee. You meet several of Dallas’ creatives at the location off Sylvan Ave. and I-30. Our second favorite hangspot is Tacos Mariachi—best tacos in Dallas. Catch @LITTLEIMAGETX on Instagram.
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