Lesson7 is a creative combination of Rock, Hop-Hop, Pop, and Soul. Created in the cold winter of 2009, Lesson7 has endured the elements and has continuously written ground-breaking music that has created a fusion of genres all its own. With melodic vocals layered over powerful grooves in conjunction with precise lyrical delivery, Lesson7’s music is cutting edge and explosive, yet warm and soulful. The show is an entertaining roller-coaster of energy and emotion- not to be missed.
IAA: What is your music background?
LESSON7: We all come from a really diverse musical background. Some of us have grown up on Classic Rock and Metal, while others R&B and Pop, and then others grew up on Hip-Hop. We all have been cross-pollinated through many ways and influenced by everything from Acid Jazz, to Underground Hip-Hop, to Metal-core.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
LESSON7: Playing music is something that we all love to do and we thoroughly enjoy the entire process. When a flash hits us there is an excitement in the room that is hard to explain. We want to get that out to people. We want to share a feeling. When you communicate with music you connect with all sorts of people, and we want to share that connection in any way we can, live or recorded.
IAA: What are your songs about?
LESSON7: We write music that comes from the heart. We all write and contribute and therefore the musical concepts come from many places. Some of our music is tied to a social-conscious message, some of it hate, some of it love, some of it is simply about having a good time. We don’t draw lines in the sand. We create music that tells a story and relates to concepts that everybody deals with throughout life.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
LESSON7: Our fan base is wild. We get videos of 8-year-old kids singing along to our songs. We have had 50 year olds stopping us in the street to talk about our songs. We don’t directly target a fan base per se. We do appeal to a younger crowd because of certain production techniques and upbeat grooves, but we also appeal to an older crowd too. We would like to think it’s because we write good music that connects with people and as long as we do that, our music will be universal.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
LESSON7: We all have so many influences it is hard to list them all. Those influences range from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, to The Roots and Jay-Z, to Incubus, Guster, and 311. This is something that we feel makes our music unique. We take this amalgam of music and stir the pot and we end up with something not unlike the music of our influences, but yet something unique unto itself. Our name reflects this concept. The many lessons one can learn if they just open their ears and their mind instead of closing themselves off to certain kinds of music.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
LESSON7: Our music is a combination Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, and Soul. We make music that connects with all sorts of people. Sometimes it’ll make you want the world to burn and other times it will push you to build. We express many emotions in our songs and it is raw.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
LESSON7: We are usually told that our eclectic mix, and our ability to perform well live separates us from other artists. We aren’t sure if it’s true. We feel that we are connected to other artists much more than separated. We like making connections, not separations.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are working on?
LESSON7: We are currently working our next album. We have about enough songs to fill two albums right now so we have plenty of material to draw from. It is exciting moving through this project, but the downside is always the cutting of songs from the album. They can’t all make the cut and sometimes those are hard decisions to make. We want the world to hear them all and, hopefully, eventually, it will, but decisions have to be made.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in ten years?
LESSON7: Rockin’ a town near you. We love performing and traveling. We want to come to everybody’s hometown, wreck a venue, and just make those connections with people. Hopefully we continue to get to do that. It’s been great so far.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
LESSON7: Our fans can find us on our website: Lesson7band.com, as well as all of the other normal outlets of Amazon and Itunes, Spotify, etc. We also have a Reverbnation page and even a couple Facebook pages under Lesson Seven and Lesson7. We love getting mail and we respond to it. We are working on getting some cool things put together for our fan club which you can find on our website. Contact us. We want to hear from our fans.