It has been such an incredible journey with you all…and really, we are just beginning. I am so excited to officially announce our first ever headlining tour….the ALL ABOUT YOU Tour (clever, we know)!! PureVolume.com, who has been supporting us since the very beginning, will be hosting a ton of daily content and support along our run. We’re also so stoked to bring out Ocean Grove and Andrew Allen..so please be sure to check them out!
In order to purchase an exclusive package along with your ticket, please go to our new website: www.heiswelive.com. Here, you’ll be able to get tickets before they officially go on sale (THIS WEEKEND!), and receive exclusive merch that Trevor made in arts n crafts…ok just kidding- but there is still some amazing stuff you can get. Head there now!
And last- in support of our ALL ABOUT YOU tour, we just posted the acoustic video of All About Us on our youtube channel (www.youtube.com/heiswetv). And we’re giving the track away on our Purevolume page (www.PureVolume.com/heiswe)!!! We can’t wait to see ya’ll on the road- invite your friends so we can have some serious hang out sessions at Taco Bell. You know the deal by now.
Rachel and Trevor
He Is We have just released their debut album, ‘My Forever,’ but while their loyal fanbase is enjoying their catchy new songs, singer Rachel Taylor wants to set the record straight. She and her bandmate Trevor Kelly are not dating, and he does not sing on the record. Period.
The Tacoma, Wash. natives met while working in a music shop in August 2008, and built a huge following by posting songs and demos on sites like Purevolume, on which they have amassed over 2.6 million plays. The melodic duo soon signed to Universal, and released their new album on November 22. It quickly hit No. 4 on the iTunes Pop Album chart as well as No. 6 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart.
But Rachel and Trevor’s relationship is strictly a super tight friendship. Sorry uber fans, but Rachel actually just got engaged and Trevor has a girlfriend. Check out our exclusive interview in which the charismatic singer dispels rumors, talks about He Is We’s single, ‘And Run,’ what it was like collaborating with The Almost’s Aaron Gillespie and what her advice is for aspiring musicians who want to stake their claim in the music world.
JSYK: Hi, Rachel! First of all, we want to say congrats on the success of ‘My Forever.’
JSYK: We read that you and Trevor met at a record store back in the day. Was there any initial attraction between you two?
Rachel: No, not even remotely. He’s really small, no offense. He’s not a bad looking person, don’t get me wrong, but I felt more of a connection when it came to our humor. I had just moved to Tacoma and I didn’t have any friends, so the last thing I was looking for was a soulmate. To me, when I saw him, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! A friend!’”
JSYK: I’m sure people think you’re dating.
Rachel: Lots of people do, and I have a promise ring and everyone thinks I’m engaged to Trevor. They’re always kind of intimidated to come and tell us how great we are, or whatever, because they feel like we’re dating and they don’t want to make the other person mad. I just really want to clear the air and let everyone know that he’s got a girlfriend and it isn’t me. Continue reading
Alt-pop duo HE IS WE disagree about how much pressure was on them while they put together their much-anticipated debut album MY FOREVER.
“It wasn’t hard at all,” explains vocalist Rachel Taylor. “We chose the songs that we felt would represent us the best!”
The other half of the duo Trevor Kelly, counters, “Not necessarily. We did have a huge slew of songs, some we were personally attached to more than others, but I think we nailed the ones we absolutely love.”
Judging from the ultimately agreeable, pristine pop of the resulting album, they chose well… VERY well. Continue reading