Shaun and I go way back to when we both used to work at Firewheel Mall together in Garland, TX, starting in 2006/2007. Even at the time, Shaun was playing music. Around that time, he played in a band called The Background. Recently, I saw that he had started up a new music project and after listening to his new song and loving it, I reached out to him for a brief interview on his musical past and DAT NEW-NEW: Dnvr Max.
When did you start playing music/singing?
I feel like I grew up listening to The Background, not only as a local band, but within the same playlists as All American Rejects and my other favorite bands. These dudes have been killing it for awhile. Here's an example of their sound and one of my favorite songs from The Background.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
It's been really cool following Shaun's music career through the years and watch as he progresses through the Dallas music scene. I can't tell you how many times I've been somewhere in the past decade and seen a video or post about the band from different fans. It would be an understatement to say that he and The Background, as a whole, have had a huge impact on the North Texas music scene.
Do you have an EP coming out or have you already put one out for the new project?
Check out his new single below!
The new song has been on repeat for me and I can't wait to see where Shaun goes with Dnvr Max. Hopefully, as he progresses, I can keep everyone updated and write a follow up article in the future.