A cosmic duo of shared DNA: Meet The PRVLG

The PRVLG – a cosmic duo of shared DNA. Carefully placed in Memphis, Tn, Soulsville U.S.A, the twin brothers Christian and Christopher Underwood know all about Soul music. Locking in the foundation by playing bass and drums respectively, the pair also constructs and articulates crafty melodies with infectious hooks.

You both grew up in a musical family and as twins you have a special connection. What was it like listening to your father play and how did those experiences influence the music you make today?

We thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Our dad played bass in church so it was awesome being in the audience hearing him and taking pride in that.

You began writing music age 16, tell us a bit about your creative approach and what in your opinion makes a great song?

Our creative approach is a bit unique. Sometimes Christopher will write lyrics to something Christian plays on the bass. Other times Christopher will have lyrics and a melody and Christian will write music to that. It’s a very organic process. A good song to us is one that engaging to the listener on many levels: sonically with music and melody AND lyrically. We take pride in having songs with great lyrical content.

You both play instruments (bass and drums respectively). How important is having those skills in the modern age of studio technology?

It’s really irreplaceable. You can’t recreate the feeling that live performances have with any software no matter how good or expensive. We feel our music will connect with people because you’ll literally feel us —> we wrote, played, and sang on all of it.

Originating the in the late 1950s and early 1960s soul music is the foundation of most – if not all musical genres. How would you describe the soul music you make, are you keeping with tradition or putting your own spin on it?

We’re using the instrumentation and concepts of old soul music but definitely putting our spin on it. We would describe our music as modern soul with a few pop elements.

You recently toured with as musicians for Memphis based hip-hop artist HEALY. How was that experience, what specific moments stood out for you?

It was an amazing experience! We got to go to a lot of places for the first time and played a lot of sold out shows in large rooms like the Portage Theatre in Chicago and the El Rey in Los Angeles.

How do you get people to take you seriously as singer-songwriters and musicians?

By writing and composing high quality music. The music speaks for itself.

What is the importance of the connections you make? How can you utilize them?

Building relationships that are mutually beneficial is very important. Connecting with people is how more and more people will hear our music.

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

Whatever mission or vision you see for yourself, hold on to it and work at it in some form every single day. As always, don’t dwell on the negative people telling you what you should or shouldn’t be doing — especially if they aren’t in the same career.

What is next for The PRVLG?

World domination!! We’re working on an album that will be coming out at the top of the new year, so we’ll definitely be playing and touring a lot after we graduate from University of Memphis in December.

‘What You’re Missing’ by The PRVLG  is available on the 29th September 2017 from all major digital outlets.

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