If you’ve ever wanted to dance along to an UNCO[V]ERED track, this next one is for you. half•alive provide both the tunes and the choreography in the video for RUNAWAY.
The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio — Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Encompassing R&B, funk, pop, rock, soul, and more under a glow of disco ball bliss, the experience iterates in a fresh form every time. The group met each other individually before coming together to record;
“Josh and Brett met at Church. Brett and J Tyler met through another music project. Josh and J Tyler met through Jordan, J Tyler’s bro bro. We all organically started working together through conversation finding that we all wanted similar things in a music project and found that we collaborated really well together and the band slowly formed and grew from there,” said J Tyler.
If RUNAWAY is the first video you’ve seen from the band, you’ll notice how heavily choreographed it is. As you go down the half•alive YouTube rabbit hole, it’s a common theme, and translates into their live shows and studio performances.
“We are trying to be story tellers through every content we share. The live show and dances are part of that story for sure. We work closely with The JA Collective to bring about a fully realized story as much as we can,” said J Tyler in a recent reddit AMA.
“Dance is definitely super integrated in how we tell stories. it just works so well within performances and music videos. plus shaking my booty to the grooves is super fun,” continued Josh.
To see that booty shaking for yourself, get along to see half•alive as their Australian dates kick off:
Friday 16 August
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 17 August
Monday 19 August
The Zoo, Brisbane
Head to Live Nation for ticketing info.
UNCO[V]ERED premieres on Saturday at 12noon – Channel 801, only on Foxtel.