Voth is the best new band you haven’t heard of yet. Caleb, Jacob, Hannah, and Cody are siblings that sing in perfect harmony while executing what can only be described as exciting, new country music. Growing up in Oklahoma, the same state that gave us Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks, the band has a sound that can only come from the red dirt of Tulsa. We caught up with the new musical act to ask them a few questions, read more below!
CF: How would you say that your sound is different from other bands or artists in the country music scene right now?
Voth: Being that we are all siblings, our family dynamic creates a real synergistic element to our music. Some people call it “blood harmony”. When you grow up together with long family karaoke car rides – music just becomes second nature. And shout out to mom and dad for putting us in music lessons.
Voth: Well first of all, that is super flattering. If people hear our music and think of them, then we are doing something right for sure. But I think what people see is the ability for each of us to take lead on vocals. A lot of times you hear a voice and you’re like “Ya, that’s Kings of Leon” or “Yep, that’s Carrie Underwood.” What we are trying to do is create a musical sound with our writing and production that when someone hears our music they say, “Ya, that’s Voth”. Not necessarily just one vocal.
CF: You mentioned Kings of Leon and Carrie Underwood in your last answer – what are some of your musical influences?
Voth: Kings of Leon is one of our favorite bands. I wouldn’t compare ourselves to them just because they have their own sound completely, but they have definitely shaped me as an artist and how I write. Being in an alternative country sound, I honestly grab inspiration from other genres and try to bridge the gap for listeners. Inspiration for us comes from artists like John Mayer, The 1975, Leon Bridges, Allen Stone and others that I feel push the limits in their own genre. I feel Kacey Musgraves has done that with country, as well as artists like Chris Stapleton. If you aren’t pushing the boundaries, I don’t feel you are growing as an artist. I hope that those who don’t listen to country music will like our sound, and those that do will tip their hat to us.
CF: How did you all come to create the sound that you have right now?
Voth: It takes writing a bunch of bad songs to get to the good ones. I think that’s how it is for everyone. We would write a song and say, “Oh this is a hit”, to only listen to it a week later and say, “This is horrible.” haha. I think when it came down to it, we wrote from the heart – real experiences or emotions. Then as an artist, you have to learn to blend authenticity with commercial. That’s a hard thing to do. You always want to create authentic music as an artist, but the harder part is creating authentic music that people want to listen to. We hope that when people hear our music, it’s easy on their ears and soothing to their soul.
CF: Are there plans for a full album release or tour?
Voth: Absolutely. We are always writing new material and caching it away for next projects. We step into the studio here in a few weeks to work on our first album. We are very proud of our four single releases, but this new music we feel really drills down on who we are and the sound we want to project. As far as touring, we have shows planned for the rest of 2018, but are looking to hopefully hit the road in 2019.
You can learn more about Voth by visiting their website HERE.