The Silvers


Brilliant artist and entertainer The Silvers taps into a compelling vibe to create an original blend of pop alchemy. It's little wonder why the radio single 'Blame It On Love' is racing up the charts.

resident The Silvers is an excellent example of a pop artist that elegantly leverages originality and composition skills to the service of modern entertainment. The new single 'Blame It On Love' demonstrates remarkable musical stylings that are sure to appeal to mainstream audiences. This artist's constantly original approach is coupled with the right look and the right attitude to become a proper pop-magnet and audiences around the world are beginning to acknowledge the fact that a new creative force has arisen. Where will the journey take this artist from here? The Silvers was the recipient of the Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Song on June 15, 2019. We suspect this artist will navigate the future on passionately reconciled terms, given the dedication and skill displayed thus far. Reporter Alexis Adams caught up with The Silvers to discuss the exciting journey ahead.

ALEXIS: When did you first get that feeling that your music career was gaining momentum?
THE SILVERS: It has been a gradual building of momentum for us. We started in 2014 with one album and have built on that with one new 14 original songs album and one new 6 songs EP every year since. What is most gratifying was to get our single, "Blame It On Love" in the top 5 of iTunes singles in the US, UK and Canada in 2019.

ALEXIS: Is there an underlying theme to your latest single 'Blame It On Love'?
THE SILVERS: Yes, I suppose. Our animated video has no dialog, but it shows how a love potion can make a little crab fall in love and do the craziest things. I mean, have you ever done something stupid because of love? I sure have!

ALEXIS: Does this theme connect to all of your recent musical works?
THE SILVERS: No, it doesn't really flow through all our songs on the "Rushmore" album. The rest of the album's a little more nostalgic even though "Blame It On Love" is the opening track.

ALEXIS: What is the quirkiest thing about you as an artist?
THE SILVERS: I think it's my voice. I don't have a typical rock musician's voice. In fact, I used to hate hearing myself. But after 4 albums and 3 Eps, I am getting used to it! (laughs)

ALEXIS: When do your musical ideas come to you?
THE SILVERS: I get ideas all the time in the strangest places. One of the songs on our "Soul Surrender" album came to me while I was walking the dog. And "Nothing Lasts Forever" on our Rushmore album came to me while I was walking the golf course. The music for "Cross The Line", which is also on Rushmore, came to me as I was waking up one morning. So ideas can come from anywhere at any time . The trick is to be sure and have something close so I can record the idea before I forget it!


ALEXIS: In addition to music, what are your other passions or interests?
THE SILVERS: Well, golf is one of my newest interests. I have always liked snow skiing and water skiing. But golf is sort of consuming me at the moment.

ALEXIS: What change or changes would you like to see in the music industry?
THE SILVERS: I would like to see successful musicians spend more time helpng indie artists get started in the industry. There is such a huge learning curve, and I think there is room for all sorts of music, it's just finding the right way to promote it. So I think those who have succeeded should do more to find good indie music.

ALEXIS: As you were growing up, what is one of your best memories associated with music?
THE SILVERS: I used to love 50's music when I was taking piano lessons because they were so easy to play and improvise on. But when I heard the Beatles, that was it. My friend and I had planned to see them in Chicago in what turned out to be their final year of touring, but my mom talked me out of it. She told me I could go next year! So I missed it by that much!

ALEXIS: What is your proudest moment in your music career to date?
THE SILVERS: I have had a lot of proud moments thanks to music. But I would have to say in 2014 when the precursor band to the Silvers, Silver Laugher, was inducted into the Iowa R&R Hall of Fame. That was pretty special.

ALEXIS: What new music do you like?
THE SILVERS: Surprisingly, there is a lot of new stuff I like. Indie Artist Oliver Sean is a good one. Clean Bandit, Mayer Hawthorne, Ed Sheeran have some nice stuff, and there's even a cute rap song called "Good Day" by Gred Street that I think has a great groove. There were a couple of songs by Foster the People that are really nice, and Empire of the Sun has a few good tunes.

ALEXIS: Which musician would you like to collaborate with most?
THE SILVERS: I would LOVE to collaborate with Paul McCartney if he was ever open to it. But I would be open to almost any famous musician if they approached us.

ALEXIS: Are you working on new material now? If so, is it in a similar vein as your latest single or a radical departure?
THE SILVERS: I would say the new music we are working on is a little bit like what we have been doing. Our "Change Of Seasons" EP is due out in December with all the Christmas songs we've released as singles since 2015 plus a new one for 2019. Then we have 8 demos ready for our spring 14 song album which has yet to be named.

ALEXIS: Sounds good. Congratulations on your success thus far! Wishing you much luck and prosperity in the year ahead!