The Collective Bus
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The Collective Bus

Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019

Miami, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2019
Band Alternative Pop




"Interview with Alternative Rock Band The Collective Bus"

How did you come by your band name?

It was bequeathed to me by my long time collaborator Ahmed Barroso named after the Argentinian “double-decker” bus, a Collectivo. The idea that this collective would constantly rotate(which has only become more and more true as the years go on).

I don’t think this name was ever permanent nor was it the first. There was such a concerted effort for it to be solo a la ‘Daniel Correa and The Collective Bus’, but the second half was the only thing people were recollected. Pun intended. Daniel Correa is also a surprisingly common name anyway.

When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?

I never made that realization, it was a decision I fell into as a result of a limited skill set. I just got more and more specialized over time. I don’t think it’s necessarily healthy to tie one’s happiness to their careers anyway. You are only setting yourself for disappointment because there is no perfect job.

We deeply romanticize the pursuit of happiness, but always fail to consider the pitfalls we jump into in trying to achieve it. There might not even be light at the end of that tunnel. Bring a flash light. That way when one path fails, you can redirect your passion to something else because you are not that path. You are you and no one else. Got it?

To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?

According to manga/anime critic Geoff Thew, there are two kinds of drip- the casual trendsetter and the comic book hero, I, squarely fall into the latter. I like a good uniform that accentuates the character that I’m performing as. Clothing has always been something of contention between the management and I they have their vision, I have mine. A uniform simplifies the vision to where we all can agree that this is the look’.

It was originally inspired by skeleton costume I wore at a halloween show. Everybody commented that the white bones covering the long sleeves accentuated my movements. We then settled on a design based on that principle without the bones to please my mom, then said mom went and purchased a black longsleeve, some uniquely striped tape, and voila: you have your “costume”.

On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?

I have several ongoing projects in my mind-space of varying ambition. The most conceptual being the debut record, which I hope to have a narrative that ties the major releases through music videos.

I’ve been writing a world for years that these songs can exist in. The sourcebook for which can rival a small novel. I have a passion for storytelling as well and would love to create something that people can theorize about…find the connections between these videos. That’s a dream. I guess I’ll keep dreaming.

What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?

Self-discipline and patience is really difficult. You sit and constantly ask yourself “When does my life begin?” Reality check. This is your life. Your life is nothing. You have no life. So sitting with that requires the patience in knowing that the world will return and you with it. Enjoy the nothing while it lasts.

The mind is the greatest torture device there is. It’s quite ingenious. You can torture yourself for years without even knowing, which brings me to my greatest attribute: my self-awareness. If I wasn’t self-aware I wouldn’t be able to strategize, think forward. I wouldn’t even know what’s wrong with me. I’d be like a goldfish, swimming in a bowl that’s slowly getting smaller and smaller without ever realizing that I need to escape to the ocean.

Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?

What does that even mean to be the best? Sure, I’m the best. I’m the best Daniel Correa, frontman of the Collective Bus there ever was and probably ever will be. Could I be better? Probably. Best frontman in the world? Definitely not. Best in show?

My show? Who knows? Depends on how it goes! I think being the best is overrated. As long as I’m happy then that is what matters. You can go be the best. You know what? You are the best! I decree you as The Best. Certified by me in the writing of this magazine.

What are your plans for the near future?

My plans for the near future is to focus on right now because there is no future because I have no life because there is no world. I know that sounds really grimdark and edgy and all that, but ‘all that’ really means is: losing weight, daily guided meditation, and just trying to be more mindful.

That last one is really important. Kindness matters now more than ever. Everyone is so focused on being The Best, but I think being the Kindest or just plain old Kind is good too. There is a deep anger in me that I’m trying to quell, the people in my life don’t need to be on the receiving end of that. Thank you.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?

I’d like to thank the Academy. Just kidding, much love to my friends, family, fans. All you folks stay safe! If I can make a recommendation listen to some more local artists like Seizure Machine, Jay Thomas, Vagrant Son, Soulpax, the Burgundee, Love and Water.

I’m sure there are more, but they need as much as love as TCB does. And GO DONATE TO CHARITY, IF YOU HAVE PRIVILEGE PLEASE USE IT. PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING. Feeding America and The Trevor Project are often my go-tos.

How can fans find you?

@collectivebus on instagram, @collectivebus on twitter,, and

What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?

Diversify your skill set as much as possible. Be patient. Most importantly, be kind. - Muzique Magazine

"BWH Music Group Announces World National Indie Radio’s 'BEST SONGS of 2020' Radio Event"

World National Indie Radio (WNIR) To Celebrate the Songs That Defined Independent Music In 2020 with WNIR's 'BEST Songs of 2020' Radio Special, Airing the Month of January, 2021at 6:30 p.m.

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(BOSTON, MA ) January 2, 2021

BWH Music Group and World National Indie Radio (WNIR) are proud to announce WNIR's 'BEST Songs of 2020' Radio Special (Session I). These are the independent songs that defined music in 2020. The playlist includes songs from independent artists in multiple genres. Many of the artists you will hear are represented by major management firms and independent record labels, and there are also songs from upcoming DIY artists, making this a great show to discover your next favorite artist or band.

2020 was a hard year for artists, the music industry, and the world. Yet, looking back, we can marvel at the way the music played on, brining us hope for a better tomorrow and reminding us that music has been, and always will be, a voice in both good times and challenging times. World National Indie Radio (WNIR) celebrates the achievements of amazing artists in 2020 and looks forward to more great music in the New Year.


Collective Bus - Take Time
The Unfortunates - Love Was Right
Happy Curmudgeons - 2nd Chances
Happy Curmudgeons - Third Coast
Shayne Cook - Matters of the Heart
MonkeyRat - U Gotta Love Being U ft. Alain Apaloo
Cory M. Coons - Good Times Gone
Mauri Dark - Thin Line of Understanding
Hunter and the Wick’d - Livin' on the Fringe
David Arn feat. Ava Hart - The Mother's Tale
Ed Roman - Tomorrow Is Today
Little Wretches - Ballad of Johnny Blowtorch
Darren Michael Boyd - Wonders Of the Invisible World
Les Fradkin - System Crash
Tom Tikka & The Missing Hubcaps - You Drive Me Insane
Richard Lynch - He'll Make Everything Alright
John Vento - American (The Saints Come Marching Home)
Ten Penny Gypsy - Your True You
FaB - A Toy for Juliette
Ashley Puckett - Bulletproof
Savannah - We Are Us
Jeremy Parsons - Things To Come
Craymo - December Rain (Carol of Love)
Sarah Manzo - f it (i don't care)
Mariia - Real Anymore
Therése Neaimé - Dance Love
Kristen Karma feat. Marian Hanna and Mr. ATP - Dear John
Gabriele Saro - Skippin
Hollis Jordan feat. Zaire Danae -Runaway
Nune aka Mr. Propane - Black Man
FSG Rell - Only Us
Chris Bender - Glad In It
Peter Unger - Memories of God
Bible Belt Blues - I Pledge Allegiance To My Jesus
See Your Shadow (Michael Coleman) - I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello
Merrill Collins - Every Man, Woman and Child: Om Mani Padme Hum
Miss Freddye - Wade In the Water
HeIsTheArtist - Boom (Remastered) - Indie Music News Reporter

"Collective Bus - Take Time"

The Collective Bus graces us with their new alternative rock single, "Take Time." A sweet acoustic guitar introduces the wistful melody as Daniel Correa whisks us away with his dreamy vocals. The rhythm section steadily picks-up the tempo as the drummer, David Hidalgo, and bassist, Aldo X, open up the somber pop groove. The keyboard comes in with a whirling sound effect as an ethereal wind sound effect embellishes the sorrowful melody in vocals. The Collective Bus performance is completely captivating with their dynamic sound and strong vocals.

Relationships are not easy, and sometimes we begin to grow apart from the people we love. "Take Time" is about two people needing to understand who they are in the present. There is a silent suffering that needs time to reflect, understand, and heal. "With these walls in our heads, let us not play pretend. That we're blind to this, that we can just sit and take time, take time."

The Collective Bus is a magnificent group of musicians who are heartfelt, impactful, and relatable. "Take Time" will move you long after you've heard the song. The mellow arrangement with it's engaging bassline, soft drums, wistful guitar melody, and rich vocals create a powerful song that explores complex emotions. The Collective Bus are innovative artists and skillful musicians with a beautiful and fervent musicality that is rare.Looking for a band to watch in 2021? Collective Bus in on the top of our list.

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About The Collective Bus

The Collective Bus, named after the Argentinian double-decker bus Colectivo, are an alternative rock outfit based in Miami, Florida. They have toured across the country with radio-hit songs(Don’t Stop, Fold it Back), opening for various former superstar (or known national headliner) acts.

Their music has been best described as ‘rock with an afro-cuban flair’ taking influence from performers like Angelique Kidjo and the DIY scene to bring a unique, high-octane show for anyone to enjoy. - Please Pass The Indie

"The Collective Bus Urges Us to Take Time"

A perfect combination of the sweet vocals of Owl City, the acoustic trend of Taylor Swift’s “Red” album, and everyone’s favorite alt rock band, comes the newest addition to our November 2020 Playlist, “Take Time” by Miami based band, The Collective Bus. The band coined the name after the Argentinian double- decker bus, The Colectivo. Made up of Daniel Correa, Aldo X, and David Hadalgo, the band brings together that early 2010s soft rock/ alternative indie rock sound we all used to listen to on the beach, in the car with our parents, or on a bike ride with our iPod Nanos.

“Take Time” is the band’s latest single, relating to a gentle connectivity story, between two people, one begging the other to slow down, drop their walls and insecurities down, and face the connection between them. “I see you’ve been silently hurting, you could know that I feel the same.”

This song is a feeling of going through loneliness together. “Let us not play pretend, that we’re blind to this.” Daniel leaves the interpretation up to the listeners, about whether or not this track is a love story, or a story about two friends, going through the loneliness of life together.

We absolutely love the chill, California-esque vibe of this band, and can’t wait to hear more from The Collective Bus. As stated in their IG bio, the band is “professionally sad, manic, and stoic,” and aren’t we all?

Listen to "Take Time" here:

Connect with The Collective Bus: - EthnoCloud


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Some artists entertain, Others captivate, Daniel Correa electrifies. 

Daniel is singer, song writer and composer who masterfully fuses Afro Cuban rhythms with modern Pop and Rock to deliver an eclectic, vibrant and exuberant sound. 

His music, an innovative blend of alternative rock and pop, is a high-octane testimonial to the exhilaration, yearning, and angst that defines coming-of-age.  Working with his Grammy-nominated producer,  Ahmed King, he uses his unique and powerful voice to address the inner struggles and challenges of everyday life, the thrill and fear of taking chances, and the elation of betting against the odds and succeeding. 

He has already released three full-length albums—“Progressions”, “Polluted” and “Melodramatic—and his singles “Don’t Stop”, "Fold it Back” and “Take A Chance” have all climbed onto multiple Billboard charts. 

“I want people to listen to my music and hear the honesty in it, to know that I’m not putting on airs or trying to be someone I’m not... that the joy and pain I write and sing about are real.” 

Daniel has a four-year degree from the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he studied Media Writing and Production under the award-winning composers Chris Boardman (The Color Purple) and Carlos Rivera (Godless &A Walk Among the Tombstones). Under their tutelage, he worked with large-scale ensembles to score for Film and Television. Daniel was the first person at Frost to be listed under the principle instrument of "Contemporary Voice”—a recognition of his strong abilities as a performer of popular music. He participated in many different ensembles over the course of his education and won a Downbeat Award for Best Latin Performance in 2017 with the Salsa Orchestra ensemble. 

Daniel is currently on a National tour with his band: the Collective Bus, opening for notable superstar artists: John Waite, Anna Nalick and legendary Woodstock performer Melanie.  

He confesses that off-stage he tends to be quiet and introspective—a bit of an introvert. But it’s on-stage where he feels that he truly comes alive.  Born in 1995 and raised in South Florida, his parents knew their son was unique when while dining out on family vacation, he began tugging at the pants of the venue’s performing musician and asked if he could join him on stage.  The gentleman handed him the mic, Daniel smiled, began his count, “1,2,3…” and launched into a blazing rendition of Lenny Kravitz’s version of the rock classic, “American Woman.”   He brought down the house.  The gentleman said:  “Now I’ve seen it all.”  Daniel Correa was four years old.