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Here comes Harleston


Interview by Lexi Segal

Harleston  Band.  Ring a bell?  Well, get ready to hear a lot about them because these boys are going to be off the charts!
Harletson is a  band made up of three 18 year-olds named Nathan, Weston, and Jackson.  All three boys have a love for music that stems all the way back to their baby years.  One of the things that makes them unique is that all three boys self-taught themselves to play various instruments before the age of 12.  They owe all their love for music to their family members who either played music themselves or inspired them musically.
Nathan, Weston, and Jackson, all California natives, met while performing in the open mic circuit in Los Angeles.  They all individually hoped for solo careers but, after meeting, realized they all had a similar taste and a love for music that could take them unified, all over the world.
Sharing similar musical idols makes their songwriting and love for music so much stronger and harmonious.  One of them said: “it would be awesome to collaborate with the Beatles or even the Eagles.”

Since the open mic circuit, they have performed at various venues and opened up for a variety of acts.  Nathan said that the most amazing fan experience they’ve had, to date, was after opening up for Sabrina Carpenter. The boys were backstage and all these fans were swarming around them, begging for pictures and autographs.
Get ready to hear all about Harletson after Friday, July 15th, when their first single “Say Our Goodbyes” is released.  “We are really excited for the world to hear what Harletson is all about, they said.”
Spoiler alert: “Say Our Goodbyes” is an awesome song with a unique, funky beat. Get ready to fall in love with Harleston.  They are ready to knock our socks off!

Harletson Say Your Goodbyes

Hartletson Cover of the 1975 “Paris”

Harletson Video Interview

Austin Mahone Review “Say You’re Just a Friend”


Austin Mahone: Say You’re Just A Friend
Reviewed By: Lexi Segal

From the streets of La Vernia, Texas, to becoming a huge YouTube star, the 16-year-old boy has begun his big break to stardom. His first single, Say You’re Just A Friend featuring FloRida, was released December 3rd, 2012. This new teen sensation is the one and only Austin Mahone.

Austin Mahone was just like any other child. He went to school, got good grades, and loved music. Alex, Austin’s best friend, started a YouTube channel together called “Shoot Us Down” where they uploaded videos of Austin’s covers. His first recordings were remakes of top songs. He covered all different artists, including Justin Bieber. In 2011 Austin covered Justin’s Mistletoe, with more views in a week than Bieber himself.

Say You’re Just A Friend, a catchy, rhythmic song that was perfect for music video entertaining. Austin described it as “an up-beat song that you can party to.” The music video is colorful, action packed, and has terrific choreography that makes you want to get up and dance. His body language and facial expressions convinces the viewer that he truly wants the beautiful girl to be more than “just a friend.” The true meaning of his hit song, explores an issue that all teen boys experience at one time or another. Austin wants one of his friends to be more than that but he doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. The music video depicts how Austin will get the girl and wow her and his fans at the same time.

By far the best part about this video is Austin’s dancing skills. He showed, through his dance moves, that he is talented, not just another pretty face. Looking forward to listen to his upcoming album being released in the near future.