Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kenneth Schmidt's "Micro Macro" featuring Big Time Rush's Kendall Schmidt


Kenneth Schmidt (yep, that's Big Time Rush's Kendall Schmidt's older brother!) is releasing his debut single, out August 21, called "Micro Macro" -- and J-14 has an exclusive sneak peek! Kenneth describes his sound as "simple, thought-provoking storytelling" and his first track even features his younger bro, Kendall! We caught up with both brothers to get their thoughts on what it's really like recording a song with your sibling!

J-14: Were you and Kendall always singing together around the house when you were growing up?
Kenneth: I've always loved music and for as long as I can remember, Kendall has been singing wherever and whenever he could. But I didn't start making music until I was 16 and my grandmother bought me my first guitar.

Kendall: And that made it easier for me to learn when I decided to play!

width='400' height='370' class='widget_iframe' frameborder='0'<br /> scrolling='no'> J-14: How did Kendall become a part of your debut single?
Kenneth: I always wanted Kendall to sing with me on the track. He's always been gifted when it came to music, but that didn't stop him from working hard to improve his craft. No doubt, "Micro Macro" would not be the song it is if it weren't for his help.

Kendall: Kenneth's songs mean a lot to him, so I was more than happy to record background vocals for him. It was a great learning experience for both of us.

J-14: Be honest: is there any sibling rivalry with two talented musicians in the family?
Kenneth: If we ever were, it was when we were younger -- but we must've grown out of it. We both agree that it's better to be supportive of one another than not. 

Listen to a sneak peek of Kenneth's new song "Micro Macro" here

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