Q&A: Take Aim with Austin Plaine
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:36:15
Get to know this indie folk singer/songwriter.
Austin Plaine will release his self-titled debut on Washington Square September 11, 2015. The indie folk singer and songwriter originally hails from Minnesota, and he's already scored some big synchs with a Mastercard spot, The Biggest Loser, and Hart of Dixie. Take a listen, and it's easy to see why. He crafts upbeat and emotional anthems that are both immediate and infectious. He's a heck of a songwriter, and he's headed towards greatness. So, we polled him for a Take Aim interview!
Twitter-size bio: Austin Plaine is a 24 year old indie folk singer/songwriter from Minneapolis. Self-titled debut album is due out 9/11 on Washington Square.
If not in music I would be: I would probably be back in school pursuing a law degree. A lawyer was actually what I wanted to be until I went to Nashville a couple years ago and started recording this record. A few days in the studio changed my mind pretty quickly. Nashville's been known to do that. I guess law school can always be my expensive fallback.
Any non-music hobbies: I'm a Netflix junkie. I think it takes great skill and determination to binge watch your favorite show all day and night. I think I've seen every episode of the The Office at least five times. THAT's talent.
Go deep on one song from record:
I wrote "Never Come Back Again" shortly before I flew to Nashville to start recording the record. I was living in a dingy house with a bunch of friends at the time and I remember I would spend most of my days in my bedroom writing and recording demos for myself. I remember I had a Sociology exam for a class I was taking at the University of Minnesota and I hadn't studied for it at all. I started jotting down all of these things I wanted to do instead of taking that exam. I got so caught up in writing the song that I completely missed and failed my exam. It was just one of those creative moments where everything else around you means nothing until you finish writing that song. I guess you could say "Never Come Back Again" is about all of the things I would rather do than sit in sociology class.
Watch the lyric video for "Houston" from Austin Plaine:
'Austin Plaine' is released September 11 via Washington Square Music/Razor & Tie.