Secret Someones: They could have been America's Newest Power Pop Supergroup.
I had high hopes for this talented quartet of singer/songwriter/rockers. My wife and I saw them open for Ingrid Michaelson in Minneapolis in June of 2015. I was so impressed, I wanted to do what I could to share their powerful harmonies, crunchy guitars and hook-heavy pop rock sound with the world. So, in November of 2015, I brought together a collection of local videographers and we captured their show--and sat them down for an interview. The short video interviews and the three music videos (below) give you a taste for their talent, charismatic stage presence, and their playful sense of humor. I knew they were going to take the world by storm!
Shortly after their Minneapolis appearance, they announced on Facebook that they were going on "indefinite hiatus". D'oh!
With one post on social media, our video collection of Secret Someones went from being potential promotional material to a quaint bit of musical memorabilia.
Still, these "kids" are young and talented. They will continue to make music and entertain audiences, each in their own unique ways. Now, instead of dreaming of "knowing them when", I can look at this work as "capturing lightning in a bottle". Edited by Gary Bingner. Live audio by Connor Morris. Audio mix by Alex Simpson, Audio Ruckus Recording. Video by Gary Bingner, Nick Clausen, David Dennison, Pam Luer, David Kurtovich, Scott Nelson, Zach Pirolli and David Pope. Special thanks to Bess Rogers for helping make the connection, Wendy Johnson, Jack Kolb-Williams of the Varsity and Jason Davis, Dinkytown Optical for the interview space.