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Conversations with Morning Forever

Today we’d like to introduce you to Morning Forever.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
The four of us met in high school and quickly became a tight-knit group of friends. As each of us left for college, we remained close and kept in touch by supporting each other’s independent creative pursuits. We began learning to play music around the same time in 2019. When the pandemic hit and forced us to move back to our hometown, we all figured why not play together? It was a very sweet reunion to catch up and share our music with each other. Not only are we finally making art together, but we’re learning so much from collaborating. Although we are still a distance away from each other, we look forward to the day the four of us can play again.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
With Alyssa in New York City, Heather and Rae in Los Angeles, and Nina moving between the two; distance has easily been the biggest challenge for our band. It takes a lot of communication and holding each other accountable to make sure we can get the things we want to finished and how we’d like them to be.

We’re a band who started in a shitty cluttered garage and has most of our practices in each others living rooms and apartment bedrooms. Seeing as each of us has moved numerous times this last year, and not all buildings are built for acoustic drumming another challenge has been finding

the space to make noise and practice freely but we always find a way.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Independently, we are all known for pursuing various interests. Rae is an event organizer at a local bookstore/coffee shop that sponsors different humanitarian causes once a month. Heather is a self-published author, poet, as well as mixed-media artist. Alyssa runs a radio club at her university and organizes a variety of programs and hosts. Nina works at an art store and spends her free time painting. We also have a strong interest in music, sharing recent finds and collectively talking about artists who we are into whenever we catch up in person. Starting this band together has allowed us to dive even deeper into discovering what we like about music and how we can bring that into our own songwriting process. We feel most proud to have started this band purely for our own growth and turn it into an environment fostering a collective artistic vision where we all feel inspired by each other and the people around us.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I think my bandmates and I share an important trait of honesty; we always tell each other how we are feeling and don’t force ourselves into work modes that we don’t feel excited about. We’re honest and we put each other and our friendships first.

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