We Are/She Is is an indie-pop, Northern Orange County band that originated around the talented pairing of Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan.
The two met in high school solely for the sake of creating music. The story is fairly simple: Merilou walked up to Jessie in physics and stated, “Hi. I’m Merilou. I hear you play bass. Do you want to start a band?” The chemistry instantly clicked. Years and bands later, the two decided to start over from their current pop-punk band, He’s Not Gay!, for a whole new project for them to pursue. It was a project that would define Merilou and Jessie’s musical growth in the past years together as they started fresh to produce a new, original sound.
However, like all musicians, obtaining the necessary funds to pursue this project was the biggest hardship for the duo. Fortunately, they learned from their past experiences that self-promotion is the key to any successful artist. They created a free demo at their local community college and paraded the streets of Southern California as they placed a pair of headphones on bystanders’ ears while asking for donations to fund their musical venture. They promoted at events such as Gay Pride Festivals, Vans Warped Tour and other shows at their local venues. Within time, the donations gained from pleading on the streets along with the months spent writing and recording at Riot Riot Studios lead to the formulation of their debut EP, Young and Pretty Clean.
Their spunky tunes speak from optimistic souls as they draw to inspire and touch those who are willing to listen. To fulfill the live, energetic sound they worked for, the duo recruited their friends Randi Custodio and Hansel Von Muller to complete the line-ip. With their animated performances and foot-tapping beats, the group makes sure that they leave behind a show that no one will ever forget.
We Are/She Is draws influences from artists such as The Killers, Matt and Kim and Metric as they combine dance-synth with indie-rock. Through their DIY campaign, they continue to build an invincible momentum as they aspire to fall nothing short of their goals. There are no boundaries for this synth-pop sensation; they play what they want, they sing what they feel, and they know that every moment of it is worth the ride.