Black Match: Lighting Up the Music Industry

James’s Word

May 10, 2020

Black Match is a folk band duo based in the United States. Their hit singles such as Nowhere, Cover Your Eyes, and Same Old Things are rising in the charts just as Black Match is themselves.

James: Why did you start creating music? 

Black Match: We had played music together for a long time before we started writing our own music. We started writing our own music as a way of processing the world around us and as a creative outlet.

James: Where did you guys meet? 

Black Match: We met when we were in middle school and have grown up together. 

James: What music do you like listening to?

Black Match: We love to listen to a lot of different types of music. Some bands we are enjoying right now are Oh Wonder, Caamp, and Black Pumas. There is so much good music out there and we love to discover new artists that inspire us. 

James: Do your parents support your decision to make music?

Black Match: Yes, our [families] are very supportive. We are so thankful for them and they have been our biggest fans since the start. 

James: What’s the best thing about being in your band? 

Black Match: Getting to make and share music that we care about! 

Taken from Black Match Instagram

James: What hobbies other than music do you pursue? 

Black Match: Ian really enjoys creative writing, triathlons, and reading. Hannah enjoys hiking, trying to learn Spanish, and rock climbing. 

James: What’s your go-to meal before a show? What’s the pre-gig routine?

Black Match: We don’t have a go-to meal before a show, but we usually try not to eat anything too heavy before a show. We also don’t have a pre-gig routine, but we usually try to go over a few harmonies before the show. 

James: What would you do if you weren’t in the band? 

Black Match: If we weren’t in a band then we might be working in the nonprofit world or medical field. 

James: Where do you see your band in 10 years? 

Black Match: We hope to still be creating music that we love and being able to connect with people over the songs we share.

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