We Are The In Crowd love doing one thing, and one thing only: making people happy. They have spread the love enough for me to write this article, of how they make me feel. As you can tell, I love We Are The In Crowd. Born out of Poughkeepsie, NY, WATIC have been putting smiles on faces since 2009 and I was lucky enough to see them perform at Hit The Deck Festival back in 2011. I actually touched Taylor, she just doesn’t know it yet. A big part of the happiness comes from the aesthetically pleasing live performance they give, especially seeing lead singer Taylor, bounce around the stage like a ten year old. Although small, she gets up and around and that boundless energy is infectious on the other band members and consequently, the adoring crowd.
I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to WATIC (I only realised they had an album out a year after it was released). But that was because I was hooked on their EP ‘Guaranteed to Disagree’. I remember distinctly travelling into London each morning for work this past summer with Taylor and co blasting into my ears, with their fruitful and joyous summer anthems. They quickly became the soundtrack to an action-packed summer for me. Now that I’ve discovered that illustrious first album, the emotion and addiction has been taken to another level. ‘Kiss Me Again’ and ‘Better Luck Next Time’ have a share on the award of the ‘Catchiest Song’ of the year for sure, and every time I listen to them, they remind me of the sunshine and the wonders that we call summer.
This may come as a surprise to some, but happiness is out there for everyone and music can play a huge part of that. It doesn’t matter who they are, everyone has that one band that they look forward to listening to and immediately puts a smile of their face. Well, We Are The In Crowd have won a place in my heart for doing exactly that and I recommend, if not giving WATIC a try, finding that one band who emits splashes of happiness and then shouting about it. Below is ‘Kiss Me Again’, featuring Alex from All Time Low. Enjoy. And remember, Stay Young, Stay Happy.
Article by Dan Levitt @DanOverboardNJ