The San Diego rising band almost monday comprised of Dawson Daugherty, Luke Fabry, and Cole Clisby makes a statement with their sophomore EP Til the End of Time. The EP is cohesive as a whole featuring feel-good tracks that heavily focus on staying young and never growing up. They even managed to make the stripped-down version of “This Is Growing Up” emotional but staying true to the sound of the project.
Following the EP release is the music video for the title track “Til the End of Time,” which has Daugherty on an adventure to deliver a pizza. It’s corny but a sweet way to bring the song to life in true almost monday fashion. Since making a splash in the alternative-pop world, they’ve garnered over 42 million combined audio and video streams. The group is set to make their music festival debut in a string of dates, which include Bonnaroo, BottleRock, Lollapalooza, and FireFly.
EUPHORIA. caught up with the trio to discuss the EP and what’s next for them.
What was the creation process like for the EP? Did it come together smoothly with a clear vision or were there bumps in the road?
We write our songs out of our producer’s living room and this EP is just a collection of some of those sessions. One of the songs on the EP we wrote during the pandemic, so it was more challenging to get it right not being in the same room.
What are some of the themes and visions that inspired this body of work?
All the songs sort of cover the theme of not taking time and life for granted.
Who inspires you musically? Who are you listening to at the moment?
We’re always listening to a lot of different stuff and exchanging new music internally, but I would say a few artists that have continually been inspiring for almost monday would be David Bowie, Gorillaz, and Justice. But again, it’s always changing.
What do you hope people take away from listening to the EP?
The cool thing about songs is that people give their own meaning to them, and hopefully people take these songs and enjoy them with their friends or by themselves when they’re driving around.
Since a lot of this EP touches on growing up and staying young, what is one thing you would tell your younger selves?
I think I’d probably say to not be too worried about what the future holds and just enjoy the stage of life you’re in.
I would say all of our favorites is “Til the End of Time.” It’s funny because we wrote it over Zoom with our producer (who was in New Zealand during the pandemic) and it ended up being the only decent track we got from those virtual sessions.
What can someone expect from an almost monday show?
To dance and have a good time.
What has been a standout moment from your careers so far?
There have been a lot of cool moments so far but one recently was Elton John playing our song on his radio show.
What’s next for you guys? What are some of your goals for the rest of 2021?
Honestly we’re just super excited to be back and playing a few festivals this year. But other than that we’re always trying to stay busy in the studio and plan the visuals for the next song/project.