Lights Like Autumn is an Alternative group out of Austin, Texas, consisting of Vocalist/Guitarist Israel "Izzy" Rodriguez, Bassist Joshua Valdez, and Guitarist Andy Sanchez. All Together they share 10 years of music experience between all of them. Hailing form heavier bands in the past, LLA alongside good friend and producer/song writer Cory Brunnemann decided to take LLA in a more experimental direction. Although there are clear metal influences, LLA can be described as cross between rock, pop, and alternative. The sound is bass driven with strong vocal emphasis.
The song starts a little quiet but very quickly switches into a massive alt-rock tune filled with melodic vocals and instrumentals that will send shivers down your spine. The song is about searching for love. There's a ton of cliche love songs out there but this one has real life feeling and emotion which makes it really relatable to listeners. We feel like we're inside the song, vulnerable and searching for love and happiness we've always wanted but could never find. You know when you find a song you really love and you keep playing it over and over again because it comforts you, makes you feel like everything will be ok? This song is just that. If you're a fan of bands like PVRIS, Hands Like Houses and Our Last Night, you'll love Lights Like Autumn. We're definitely adding 'Roulette' to our Spotify playlist, you should too! You can do that here.
We had the pleasure or sitting down and chatting with the band about their new song 'Roulette'.
Check it out below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are Lights Like Autumn an Alternative group out of Austin, Texas, consisting of Vocalist/Guitarist Israel "Izzy" Rodriguez, Bassist Joshua Valdez, and Guitarist Andy Sanchez. All Together we share 10 years of music experience.
Tell us a bit about your new song and the writing style behind it
Hailing from heavier bands in the past, LLA alongside good friend and producer/song writer Cory Brunnemann decided to take LLA in a more experimental direction. Although there are clear metal influences, LLA can be described as cross between rock, pop, and alternative. The sound is bass driven with strong vocal emphasis. Overall inspiration comes from bands like PVRIS and Don Broco, with vocal inspiration from artists such as Michael Jackson & many other pop-alt vocalists
Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
The meaning behind Roulette: To start off my name is Israel “izzy” vocalist of LLA. Writing Roulette, I wanted to write about what I see and feel. I wanted to write A song that everyone can relate to, and I believe that I did so. Being on social media you see a lot of your friends and Acquaintances post and tweet about their life fairly often. One thing that stood out was the number of toxic relationships that seemed to be a plague amongst my news feed. That’s when Roulette happened. Roulette is a story of a pursuit of a hopeless love, one that you know is toxic but have been made to believe that you know there’s more than what is on the surface. It’s about wanting to pull out what you desire in a lover that he or she not necessarily has to give , but you continue to stay because you believe there will always be hope for change and that things portrayed to be bad can sometimes lead to good.
What are the top 3 things you would love your fans to know about you on the more personal side of things?
1. We are very honest hard-working individuals. Outside of music Izzy and Josh own their own successful companies. Izzy owns an independent contractor company called Bexar Construction and Josh owns his own salon ‘the Salon 1.0 Austin’
2. Since December of 2016 Josh the bassist has been on a life changing weight loss journey. Since 2016 he completed his goal of getting down to 250lbs setting him at 195lb lost so far in his journey. “It was not an easy journey, but has allowed me to find a new life of health and also discover who I am as a person. I never thought my journey would inspire others as much as it did” – Josh
3. Vocalist/ Guitarist Izzy and Guitarist Andy are both married and Izzy will become a father very soon! #Dadtobe
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you explain your live performance?
Unfortunately, LLA does not have any shows planed at this time. We are however working on 3 new songs, some amazing music videos, and practicing our live set to make it one you will never forget! We can’t wait to be on stage and sharing all of our music with the world
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