Atlanta based pop band, OBB, will release their new EP, Is This A Thing, on July 6. The trio are made up of brothers who all share a passion for singing and songwriting. Their music has reached Spotify’s USA Viral 50, New Music Friday and Young & Free, in addition to eight million streams, and many other achievements. Their new EP features their hit single “Sweater,” among their EP title and others. OBB chatted with us about Atlanta influencing their music, why they waited seven years to release new music, how they get along as trio.
You guys are gearing up for your new EP, “Is This A Thing,” out on July 6. What’s the anticipation feeling like?
OBB: There’s a Lot of different feelings. Nervous, but definitely more excited. Cant wait for people to hear what we’ve been working on.
How did growing up in Atlanta influence you guys’ love of playing and performing music?
OBB: Atlanta’s a great city for music. It really helped us with opportunities to play in front of people. The music community is very encouraging here in Atlanta. There are lots of ways to get involved.
This is your newest release in nearly seven years; was that intentional?
OBB: I would say it’s 50/50. We were very young when we started the band, and have really taken time to know what our style is and mature as musicians and as song writers. We feel like we are ready now at this point to show who we are.
You have released a few singles that are widely popular, including “Mona Lisa” and “Sweater.” Did you all intend to release a slew of singles leading up to “Is This A Thing”?
OBB: Yes, the plan is to release a single at a time and luckily we have had great reactions so far.
How does being siblings help you guys create and write music?
OBB: Being siblings we have very similar likes and dislikes which is very beneficial to the writing. When we are writing a song we can say “remember when this happened and you…” and we all will laugh or sigh, but we know what we are wanting to get out. Of course we have our differences and our fair share of arguments. For the most part we find a common ground and I can’t think of doing this with anyone else. When we perform on stage this crazy brother thing happens and we can literally share a look and all just know. It just works.
What’s next for you all?
OBB: We have a tour this fall with all new music. And we will be releasing more music in the upcoming months.