Can you please introduce yourself and your role in This Love?
My name is Joe McFaddin and I sing and play guitar in the band This Love
How did This Love get started?
Well, to make what might be a longer story short, we used to be a band called Callahan, a pop-punk act from Springfield, Ohio. But after a style and member change, (me being one of the member changes) , we decided to take on a new name and start fresh as This Love. We formed as a 5 piece and consist of former members of (Callahan) and other local bands from Dayton, Ohio.
Tell me about your new album that comes out on June 19th.
First off, you can snatch up the album The Beginning by This Love as soon as June 14th off of itunes and amazon.com <http://amazon.com> . You can grab the album (hard copy Compact disc form) at our CD release party on June 19th at the Lions club in Springfield, Ohio.
This album is our first attempt to be heard as This Love. The band and I have a lot of confidence in this EP, especially since we as a band are so new to the game. I believe that anyone who listens to this with open ears will appreciate it from front to back. We are very excited for people to hear it and to start receiving feedback.
Are you guys doing anything special/interesting/fun to promote the album?
Promoting the album is one of the funnest things we have been doing. We have been hustling our name and music to anyone that will give us a half of a second, from people pumping gas to people sitting down at a local restaurant trying to eat their dinner, hahaha. Plus, everything we have been doing with our social networks, such as, twitter, myspace, facebook. We have weekly contests and chats with all of our fans getting them pumped on our album release. We also make appearances at prime venues during prime show times and push our name and music to everyone we can. We make everyday an adventure when it comes to promotion, we want people to check us out!
Do you guys have any touring plans? Or are you currently on tour?
We are currently not on tour, as of right now we are planning out our schedule for the summer. A lot of exciting opportunities are to come!
What are some of your goals for This Love?
As of right now our main goal is to stay true to ourselves as musicians and as individuals, push our name and our music to as many listeners, in as many areas as possible. And most of all, have a blast with what we re doing and do it to the best of our abilities. We are a blessed group of kids that get to do what we love everyday.
How did you get started playing music?
I got started playing music as long ago as i can remember. Once I got into high-school, I bought my first acoustic guitar and it was all downhill from there. I caught a disease. An incurable one.
What are some of your major musical influences?
Wow, major musical influences? I wouldn’t know where to begin, but if i have to i would say, (as a band) our major influences are probably U2, Van Halen, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Third Eye Blind, The Maine, My Favorite Highway. And personally I will tell you im a sucker for blues. I love John Mayer, but you’ll always catch me listening to MJ, Stevie Ray, Robert Johnson, B.B. King. I love any music with a whole lot of feel. Never can get enough feel. But I would never be able to hit the tip of the ice burg when it comes to all of our influences.
What has been the biggest accomplishment for This Love?
We have accomplished soooo much already for being such a new band. But that is something I don’t personally like talking about at this point in time. We are ready for the future, because the accomplishments ahead are much more important.
Any last words for our readers?
AHH, last words, my favorite thing… haha.. This Love is all about making a difference in the world and in the time we have ahead. We are very passionate about what we do and how we do it. We are ready to express our love through our music and actions. We are ready to help bring back love to this world, and what it really means to care. And to the people, follow your dreams, love with all your heat, never ever give up, don’t take no for an answer, pick up your passion whatever it may be and DO NOT put it down, stay true to who you are and get to work, the world needs you.