GrowYoung

GrowYoung

 Valencia, California, USA
BandAlternativePop

GrowYoung is an L.A. based DIY indie alternative band made up of four songwriters: Kevin Roberts age 20 (electric guitar/vox/keys), Nick Medina age 27 (electric bass/vox/upright bass), Shannen Roberts age 18 (keys/vox/percussion), and Hayley Brownell age 18 (drums/vox/acoustic guitar).

Biography

Believe it or not, GrowYoung started out as a rap rock band with Kevin and his sister Shannen, Hayley Brownell, and two other friends, but realized they were destined to be an indie alternative band as their bassist parted ways due to college and their rapper moved on to work on a solo project. While Kevin and Shannen were watching Tune-Yards in Arizona, they called Nick Medina and asked him to jam with the them and GrowYoung finally found the perfect mesh and began to progress as an indie alternative band. GrowYoung's first show was in their home studio and drew a crowd of 100 people. Ever since then, they've been asked to play many house shows, benefit shows, and are currently recording their full album to be released in summer of 2012. Highly influenced by MuteMath, Local Natives, Anberlin, and GroupLove, GrowYoung focuses on strong harmonies, contains members with versatile talents, and showcases each member as equal rather than one being the lead figure of the band.

Lyrics

Spotlight in Your Eyes

Written By: GrowYoung

The spotlight in your eyes
You think you're superior
Why was it a surprise
You made me believe that
We both had control
Two minds with one goal
Your ominous soul eventually showed

Deception is fatal
No use in pretending
I caught you in your lie
Now accept the ending
We both had control
Two minds with one goal
Your ominous soul eventually showed

Spotlight in your eyes
Led to your demise
Spotlight in your eyes
The devil in disguise

Spotlight in your eyes
Led to your demise
Spotlight in your eyes
The devil in disguise

I'm Not Fragile

Written By: GrowYoung

No I'm not fragile
I've just lost
My protection
Cautious moves can't avoid abuse
Even my moves can't
It's hard to.

Lost my body shield
Lost the strength of youth
Lost protection from abuse

No I'm not fragile
I accept loving darkness
Why won't the darkness accept me?
Why does the dark hurt me?
It only hurts me

Lost my body shield
Lost the strength of youth
Lost protection from abuse

No I'm not fragile
I can hear your true tongue
You speak to me in sticks and stones
Knowing I can't
I can't run

Hold My Soul

Written By: GrowYoung

Everything is different now and I'm still thinking it out but don't you move
Give me something to hold this is getting really old before I want out

I've been waiting for you, to take me home
You've been waiting for me, to give my soul

This sacred ground of mine is looking like a waste of time without you
Don't tell me I'm laced with lies let me remind you that I am true

I've been waiting for you to take me home
You've been waiting for me to give my soul
I've been waiting for you to take me home
You've been waiting for me to give my soul

I don't want more time
Just peace in this crazy mind
To lay in serenity
As you want all of me...me too

Man I need to go
Fall back into my home
Cause crazy times are changing
But our souls stay the same

I've been waiting for you to take me home
You've been waiting for me to give my soul
I've been waiting for you to take me home
You've been waiting for me to give my soul

Discography

GrowYoung EP- Released 27 January 2012
Track Listing:
1. Spotlight in Your Eyes
2. I'm Not Fragile
3. Hold My Soul

Set List

1. Typical (cover by MuteMath)
2. I'm Not Fragile
3. Instrumental
4. Back to those Times
5. Screams Echo Alone
6. Fireworks
7. Hold My Soul
8. Hold My Soul Part 2
9. Spotlight in Your Eyes
10. Colours (cover by GroupLove)