When Are You Coming Home
"I find performing to be a lot like falling in love." -Dan Conway If that's the case, then Dan from The Gravities has a lot of people to send flowers to. The live shows that this miraculous feat happens at is a stage for not only warm emotions, but a strong expression of musical experience. A common trick they play at a live show is working on your subconscious. By the end of the show, whether you want to or not, you're trying to learn the words so you too can sing along with the other fans. It's blindly contagious. All five members have been around the block once before. From cover bands to solo acoustic acts, The Gravities have romanced many different types of audiences. The songwriting shows this bulk of experience. It usually begins with one member coming up with an idea; a simple melody or guitar riff can be a spark to a song. Lyrics are written, and over the time of listening as a band, each member adds their own piece to it. The combination of knowledge, experience, and drive to create music makes songwriting easy. And while they don't try to pursue the quick charge of a pop song, the writing still has a deeper purpose. "We're not here to get a quick hit off of a mind-numbing pop hook or to jump on the latest hot genre. We write songs that people can relate to and truly fall in love with." When questioned about influences and where the style of their music comes from, strangely enough, The Gravities fought off a pinpointed response. With five members, all listening to different types of music and having played in so many unique bands, one influence is hard to find. You can make the simple comparison to Pearl Jam, The Replacements, or even Dave Matthews, but to pin it on one single genre would be false. They have found that everyday life influences them more than any one band ever has. "Every band member has a broad range of influences, and they all find their way into the music. That diversity allows us to change up our approach to really capture what each song is all about." So even though they may not bring flowers for every member in the audience, the emotion still flows out to them. They put themselves completely into the music, and get their audiences to do the same. "I find performing to be a lot like falling in love," says Conway. "You open up and make yourself completely vulnerable to someone, and they reward you for it."