OSM: Where and when did Morning Trips form and who is in the band?
Morning Trips formed in a small town called Fort Walton Beach, Florida and is comprised of Logan Clinkingbeard, James Amos, Noah Townsend, and I - Brady Lynch.
OSM: Growing up, who/what were some of the main influences on your music?
I definitely cut my teeth on early 2000’s Pop Punk and mid 2000’s MySpace Music. I was incredibly into blink-182, My Chemical Romance, From First To Last and other adjacent bands.
OSM: Your new single, ‘Where Is Your out?”’ is out now. What was the general songwriting process and are there any interesting stories around the recording?
We wrote this song around Election time in 2020. It kinda started out as a scattered idea, really just the chorus - and we really experimented with the arrangement. We had more traditional sounding versions with less electronics but we didn’t feel like those versions were the best representations of us. The most interesting story I believe, would be when we routed a guitar through a synthesizer and used it as like a big guitar pedal to get a lot of the fuzzy tones at the end of the track.
OSM: From your point of view, what is the song about, what is its message?
I feel like the systems we have in place in America are at a point where we have either accomplished everything those systems were meant to accomplish and we are starting to collectively realize that they don’t really work or serve the best interests of the participants in the system. Say the Two-Party system in America and the electoral college. It doesn’t provide an honest outlook on how voters really feel about who their voting for - nor does it give people much of a choice on who to vote for. For a country that claims to value personal freedom, the systems we are born into don’t really offer the flexibility and choice that they preach.
OSM: What challenges have you faced since launching your career?
The full formation of this band really started at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Everything we have had to go through as a band being in Florida during the COVID pandemic has been a challenge.
OSM: What are your plans for the year ahead?
We are in the final stages of mixing our 1st EP - we have a music video for “Where Is Your Out?” coming up soon, and some follow up singles as well. We’d also like to do our first proper tour since the pandemic before 2023.
OSM: If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
I wish the industry really was a meritocracy where the ones who put in the most genuine / honest work get rewarded. I think that’s more of a reflection on Society than the industry. The Streaming industry is weird too and how many people in those industry types are there to serve as a fabrication.
OSM: If you could share the stage with another band or performer who would it be?
I would be incredibly honored to open up for any of the following
- The 1975, Japanese Breakfast, Jean Dawson, Radiohead or any Radiohead adjacent projects, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, blink-182, Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, The Strokes, 100 Gecs
OSM: What do you enjoy most about being in a band?
I love that it gives me a sense of purpose.
OSM: What songs are on your playlist right now, which songs are you into at the moment?
- crush by Planet 1999
- Take Your Pants Off by Indigo De Souza
- Burbank House by Tsubi Club
- Yeah by LCD Soundsystem
- iScream by Deaton Chris Anthony and beabadoobee
- Triple Double by Jean Dawson
- Baby I’m Bleeding by JPEGMAFIA
- I Know Alone by HAIM