Kera Krause and Ethan Schrupp from the Austin Texas band After Aristotle chat with radio host Jacqueline Jax about their new single 'Episodes' overcoming stress and anxiety on this inspiring Behind The Music episode. Listen to how this lyricist put pen to paper in order to capture what she was feeling during an existential crisis. Leave it to a songwriter to find peace in the written word and comfort from its melody.
Now with a New EP ‘Ghost to Ghost’ just launched today,
After Aristotle is getting ready to celebrate a music video release for their new single ‘Episodes’ filled with performance shots and demonstrating how the band surrounds each other with support and understanding during those moments of crisis.
Go listen to their New EP.
"Enjoy your movie" An energetic track filled with blissfully reflective lyrics and incredibly powerful musical movement.
The album can be yours for a "Support the artist" donation of just 4.20 US . https://afteraristotle.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-to-ghost
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Band Name: After Aristotle
Vocals/Electric Ukulele/Lyricist - Kera Krause
Guitar/Vocals - Ethan Schrupp
Drums/Vocals/Lyricist - Zach Melvin
Bass Guitar/ Vocals - Tyson Zarria
Song name: Episodes
Music Genre: Alternative/Emo Rock
I live in... Austin, TX
Kera Krause from After Aristotle had gone through a tough experience and as a lyricist she put pen to paper and started to try to capture what she was feeling in a song. Leave it to a songwriter to find peace in the written word and comfort from its melody.
"Episodes" has to do with the human existence. It’s about going through an existential crisis and coming out on the more positive side of things, feeling hopeful and fighting for a happier future. An existential crisis is a moment at which an individual questions if their life has meaning, purpose, or value.
If Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom and choice then are we all existentialists at our core? Do you consider yourself an Existentialist?
We write from a very emotional place because we all struggle and deal with our emotions every day. Everyone in our band has found a lot of comfort and purpose in music and that drove us to put our energy into creating that same experience for others.
To quote our drummer, Zach Melvin: "Do you ever feel like if you don't do something you'll just die? Like, if you didn't just try, you would just wither out and end up behind some desk filling out TSA reports and then just end up with some chick named Meredith.... So, I guess that's why."
A new dawn for Texas Band After Aristotle
We feel that it's a dawn of the new age of ‘After Aristotle’. We've been through a lot of personal growth and as a band, that sent us off into this new, sort of experimental direction. On this upcoming EP, we had the privilege of working with Joey and Luke out at Blackroom Studios in Georgetown, Texas. They did such an incredible job grasping and encapsulating the intentions we had for our "Ghost to Ghost" concept. So the sound of the record was really enhanced by their wizardry.
We have also seen a few players come and go as we developed due to band members just not being the best fit. We now allow each other the freedoms to explore emotionally.
‘Ghost to Ghost’ EP: June 14th
Music video coming up for ‘Episodes’. filled with performance shots and demonstrating how the band surrounds each other with support and understanding during those moments of crisis.
We create music because from day one, it has always been the most important thing in all of our lives.
Doing something you love
We also believe that doing something you love is more enriching to the spirit than anything else in life. In a world where most of us hate our jobs, and struggle with depression daily, it's a great honor to put something emotional and uplifting out into the world.
The dream of being a rock star isn't exactly what we thought it would be in the 90s. But that doesn't stop us from feeling the desire to put this music out into the world and pursue the things we've always dreamed of. No one should ever give up on something just because it was harder than they thought it would be and we will certainly do everything we can to be successful and positive in today's strange world of media.
We have been very social media based during our development but we try to keep it grass roots. I do often see people joining us on social media so we try to think about the content we publish to stay in the eye line of our friends.