It’s a frenzy on The Voice for us at Z!NGRevolution with all the artists we’re friends with! Today’s Music Monday focuses on The Voice, Artist Vs Poet, and Hey Monday. Last season of The Voice, I wrote about rockstar Juliet Simms (of Automatic Loveletter) and her adventures on the hit singing reality show. Following in Miss Simms (and Dia Frampton of Season 1 and Meg & Dia fame) footsteps, this year’s roster includes two Warped Tour veterans trying to claim the title of The Voice.
Cassadee Pope (of Hey Monday) and Joe Kirkland (of Artist Vs Poet) have each clinched a spot in the final 64. Cassadee chose Team Blake after having all four judges fight for her when Blake called a superstar, while Joe went with his rocker gut and chose Team Adam. A lot of fans have been worried about these two joining the show, wondering what will happen with both Hey Monday and Artist Vs Poet.
After the hiatus announcement of Hey Monday earlier this year, people were hoping Cassadee would bring the band back together after her small solo tour. With her amazing audition, it looks like she’ll be a force to be reckoned with. Cassadee left a message on her blog about what the future holds for her….I know some of you think I don’t need this opportunity, think I’m too established for the show, or even think I’m too “famous” (no way!) to be a contestant…
“...I know some of you think I don’t need this opportunity, think I’m too established for the show, or even think I’m too “famous” (no way!) to be a contestant…
I think some perceptions of fame are skewed. Sure, compared to your next-door neighbor who sings Karaoke on Fridays, maybe I am some sort of famous. But compared to superstars like Katy Perry or Justin Beiber, I am nowhere near famous. And that’s the main point. I wasn’t content with where my career was… I am extremely grateful for all the things I’ve accomplished in my life and career so far, and I will never dismiss the success that my band and I had. But the reality is we hit a ceiling, and we weren’t growing anymore. The same could be said about my solo career…I am extremely happy with every success story I have had, and even proud of some of my missteps. But I didn’t start singing at 4 years old to make it “relatively far” in music. I started singing because I wanted to change the world and be a star. All I ask is that you give me a chance to prove I’ve made the right decision. I thank everyone (friends, family, fans) who have looked at this in a positive light, and am excited to change the peoples mind who haven’t. I’m extremely happy to be a part of this incredible show, and am having the time of my life so far.”
“So I wanted to write a blog about “Artist Vs Poet,” the band that I play in, and am the front-man of… When all the changes happened to the band, people leaving, quitting, pursuing new things, Jason Dean (bassist) and I weren’t ready to let it go. So we said no way, let’s keep doing this. Our label wasn’t interested in continuing the project at all, so they let us go… Finally after working too many odd jobs that took us away from our music, we all looked at each other and said “Let’s move to California!”… Only a few people stuck by us in the industry after the changes were made. Those people know who they are and we are so very grateful. It’s the main reason I’m on this show, getting to tell my story, and do what I love the most, sharing music with people. I have been told “no” more times than I can count. But I kept working, and now it’s starting to finally work in my favor, and I just want to say to all you musicians out there, or people with a dream or talent, it IS possible… As a band we constantly pull 12-14 hour days, writing, recording, producing, working on marketing, and trying to find ways to turn this once “hobby” into a full on career.”
Looks like Artist Vs Poet will continue to thrive once Joe is done with the show! How do you feel about Cassadee’s response? Tweet us your comments @ZingRevolution or like us on Facebook and leave us a message!