After moving to Atlanta in early 2012 and injecting themselves into various music venues across the southeast, The Paper Arcadia is steamrolling towards a full-length album release in June of 2013. Jason Parker, lead singer and guitarist, and the rest of the four-piece band, have already written more than an album’s worth of songs destines to be hits.
While the band’s sound has been influenced by a variety of artists, its delivery and presence as a group speaks an entirely different and unique language. Not surprisingly, people are beginning to distinguish it from mass-produced radio babble.
At the conclusion of their show is Asheville, North Carolina opening for Sum 41, the guys had a lot to reflect upon. “We have finally gained an audience that has no other connection to us other than our music, and the feedback is exciting,” says Parker. “It makes us want to keep writing music that speaks boldly into the lives of our fans. If music is that only connection we have, we want it to reveal who we are in honest and vivid ways.”
And The Paper Arcadia does just that with songs about actual relationship, chance encounters with strangers in need, and life mistakes and missed opportunities…real life experiences that people can relate to personally and intimately.
“We don’t pretend to know, yet, what we are as a group,” explains Donner. “We just use our shared vision for the sound we want to make and allow our individual instruments to express our individual thoughts, be it melodic, rhythmic, or lyrical – and the result has always been good.”
Undeniably, each layer of each song expresses an important part of whatever story they decide to tell, and always leaves listeners wanting more. With the release of their debut EP sitting like a needle on a compass, The Paper Arcadia promises to take its fans to places they’ve never been. And the journey has just begun!
“I love not knowing what’s next. It keeps me up at night,” states drummer, Harold Brown. “Sometimes it’s just reflecting on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished do far that makes the uncertain future worth the risk. But it’s usually that feeling in my gut, that assurance that our music connect us to others in ways that typically take years to build. We can’t wait to make more connections.”