So here we are on a gorgeous Sunday morning – live & direct from New England. Lots going on but we are so excited to have Lost Art with us today. These guys are chilling north in Ontario, Canada. Lost Arts all met in the walls of Fanshawe College in the Music Industry Arts Program. Caleb Thompson, Drake Campbell & Hayden Vandenbosch were all randomly put in a band together as part of a class project. I would say their teacher had solid intuition as they are still together today and putting out great music such as ‘Taking Bets.’ Lets give these guys – Lost Art – a fair listen!
@skopemag: Where are we talking from today?
We are from London, Ontario – Canada.
@skopemag: What is the most current project that you are working on at the moment?
We Just got back from our first tour through Southern Ontario, promoting our new single “Taking Bets.” We are also looking into the next few months with a follow up single release that we recorded at the same time as Taking Bets.
@skopemag: What do you think makes some artist/bands resonate with the masses when others do not?
Honesty. Honesty in the music, honesty in the way that you interact with the fans. It’s something I was struggling with & i’m still working on as a front man. At the start of Lost Arts we were taking ourselves very seriously on stage but that’s not how we are as friends, we joke around & make fun of each other & stifling that on stage was making it hard to connect. Being loose on stage & just being ourselves allows for a better show. In the age of social media, people want to let into the Behind the Scenes of everything & if you can make the audience feel like they are up there with you, you’ve won.
@skopemag: What other bands/artists do you respect & inspire you?
I could give you a laundry list of established bands that are the foundation of Lost Arts, but honestly being around “local” artists such as PLANTS (Stratford), Basic White (London) or Ready The Prince (Toronto) just to name a few is what really fuels us to be a better band. Sharing the stage with other bands that put on a great show whether there is 200 people or 20 people in the crowd is what drives us everyday.
@skopemag: How do you test whether your new song is a keeper or not?
It is a mix of the overall excitement the members of the band have performing the song & how the crowd reacts. Taking Bets wasn’t at the top of the list when we were deciding to do some recording. However, that song was consistently getting compliments at shows. Listen to the crowd, they will tell you where to focus your attention.
@skopemag: Should I feel guilt as an industry insider for paying $10 a month for Amazon Music Unlimited and having access to all music as I please?
I would say no. I’m obsessed with listening to my friends bands or discovering bands on similar levels that we are. It’s hard to do that without streaming. Of course there is the argument about artists being paid fairly but at this point I just want people to be able to find our music, tell a friend & hopefully make it out to a show.
Streaming Link: https://smarturl.it/70ferl