Before their show at Waterfront Wednesday, we caught up with Zack Longoria to talk about his bands forthcoming album, their progression through the years and signing with SonaBLAST Records.
On the forthcoming new album.
Zack Longoria: Unlike the first record, its much more collaborative. [Vocalist] Gina [C.] is shifting from a backup to a lead role. For almost all the songs, every song that she sings, she wrote those. As far as the song and music, thats me. I did the arranging. I did the music and lyrics. One of my biggest mantras is: Know what you dont know and find people who do.
On the progression of the band.
Were like a family. I read an article by Questlove about how theyve kept their success, and he said once a week, you dedicate one day a week to band day. Thats kind of what weve stuck too. Were getting to a place where our shows are more cohesive. Were still growing. Im really looking forward to playing Waterfront Wednesday.
On signing with SonaBLAST Records.
It allows SonaBLAST to work on our behalf to place songs in films, commercials and movies. If youre able to get a publishing deal, that drives up the amount of streams you might get. You can only use that platform to garner more fans. Ive known Gill [Holland, SonaBLAST founder]. We had met with Gill for politics and investing. I got an acquaintance with him. I emailed him to pick his brain about publishing. He got in touch with me the next day.
Zach Longoria Project plays Waterfront Wednesday on July 26 with Strand of Oaks and Low Cut Connie.