“Our new EP and song “U” was written out of being heavily influenced by artists of the 70’s and 80’s and is special to us because it holds true to our roots of music, and will stand the test of time much like our favorite jams.”
AT FIRST GLANCE, YOU might be expecting an early 2000s boy band clone, but Undecided Future is an outright funk-driven Pop band with a creatively-executed underlying element of Funk, Hip Hop and R&B. Their sound and eccentric visuals are making a rise in the music industry, getting radio play, prominent publication features – and landing a spot on Ryan Seacrest’s new Youtube Original, Best.Cover.Ever. where they were chosen to perform with Jason Derulo. Their self-titled album ”JUGO” showcases maturity in songwriting, a rhythm section with a deep pocket and impressive Falsetto vocal acrobatics from front man Matt Isaac. This all coming from a group of multi-talented So-Cal beach city guys, almost 21 years old.
Matt Isaac – Lead Vocals
Cole Fredrick – Guitar/Vocals
Nick Stone – Keyboard/Vocals
Matisse Pasillas – Drums/Vocals
Hayden Lyskoski – Bass/Vocals
BROTHERHOOD: We met at ages 15 and 16, while in High School. We all went to a performing arts school called Orange County School of the Arts, located in Santa Ana, California. Matt and Matisse wanted to form a band, so they found Nick, Cole and Hayden at school. We had our first rehearsal in Matisse’s garage and it just clicked. That was over 6 years ago.
INSPIRATION: We all have a passion for music, and always have. We love writing, being together and developing songs, music, compositions and ourselves as a group. Our shows are a mix of us playing as if we are in the garage jamming, and straight ragers. We believe in music that makes you want to dance. We also like to create all the visuals ourselves including film, photography and graphic art in general.
SIGNATURE SOUND: We’ve been around for a lot longer than people know. We started out as a SKA band but through the years we’ve found ourselves musically and spiritually through Funk and R&B music. Our current sound definitely goes back to our roots of just playing fun bouncy music. It has matured with Jazz, Hip Hop, and Latin rhythm music influences.
ON SONGWRITING: Our songs can come from a lot of different ideas, it’s never a consistent routine. Either one of us will have a dope beat that we all write to, or we’ll come up with a tasty jam in the garage and put it on wax. Our new project “JUGO” was a mix of all that, also including Dem Jointz coming to us with beats for a few of the songs and us writing over it, and vise versa.
FAVORITE MUSICAL ERA: We listen to a lot of different music on a daily basis: Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, No Name, Jimi Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Anderson Paak, Jamirouque, Stevie Wonder, Common Childish Gambino, there are just so many more, old and new that we draw inspiration from it’s hard to name a few.
MUSICAL BACKGROUND: Matt’s dad was a lead singer in a Rockabilly band in Orange County. Matt started taking singing seriously and was a natural entertainer like his dad. Matisse’s dad, Tiki is a professional drummer/percussionist who’s played with Latin artists as well as pop groups, so Matisse started playing drums at a young age watching his dad and learning heavy metal and Michael Jackson‘s ‘Off The Wall’. Nick learned and played classical piano in 3rd grade at the Orchepia School of Music. Now Nick is at USC Thornton School of Music. Cole and Hayden started playing guitar in 3rd grade and continued on learning Classical, Jazz, Flamenco and Rock. Cole is now at Musician’s Institute continuing his musical education.
ON RECORDING: We usually bring all of our own beats and lyrics into the recording studio where we collaborate and make it saucy as honey almond milk on a stick. But we are perfectionists. We all hear things that we want to make better, so as long as we have time in the studio, we will work until we get it done and everyone is happy. We rarely leave anything unfinished or in a way that someone doesn’t like their part.
FAN APPEAL: Our fans know we like to keep it real, and go past the boundaries of what people think a Pop/Boy Band should be. We always love interacting with them because we are just as big of music fans as they are. They like to see us creating our entire brand from scratch, it’s inspiring to them. The most common thing we’ve heard from our conversations with them is that they have enjoyed watching us grow, and that they want to see us in the lime light knowing they were and always will be a part of something life changing. They come out to our shows knowing that they are going to smile, laugh, dance and sing. We play off their energy just as they do with our energy. The show is a synergy between on stage and off.
ON PERFORMING: We have worked with an Artist Development Team for the past year. We now have an upbeat, funky, stage performance that people connect to.
ON FASHION:We are working more and more on branding ourselves, and our look on stage. We mix it up and don’t take ourselves too seriously and can wear some pretty funky things. We like to find our gems in thrift shops around town. It’s just cloth on skin, wear what makes you “you”.
FUTURE HOPES AND DREAMS: We feel that our future in the music industry is in fact ‘Decided.’ We are all committed to get this band and to reach the world. We are friends, brothers, and everything to each other. We’ve spent a lot of nights on each other’s couches and floors over the past six years. We have a long way to go, but we have some of the best in the industry behind us. It’s just a matter of time.
ADVICE TO ASPIRING MUSICIANS: We think ‘evolving’ as an artist is what it is all about. Never get stale and never stand still. Keep doing what you’re doing and love every minute of it. Otherwise it’s not worth doing it.