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Art & Life with Cutting Ties

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cutting Ties.

Cutting Ties, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Our story starts at 150 Massachusetts Avenue in the summer of 2017. We all had just moved to Boston from different parts of the United States to study music at Berklee. We were some of the first people we each met during orientation week. We got together to jam and after that first jam session, we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do. So, we started trying to find shows around Boston and the Northeast

Can you give our readers some background on the band and your music?
We named the band “Cutting Ties” because of where we were in our lives. We were at a place where we were cutting the ties to our past lives and really starting to grow into our own selves, you know moving on with life. We like to describe our music as Progressive Pop Punk. We love bands like Fall Out Boy and Paramore as well as bands like Underoath and August Burns Red. We wanted to put all those influences together with a pop-punk foundation to add a more technical influence.

We believe music can break down barriers, but often today’s music can become polarizing. Artists can get caught in politics very easily. We want our music to appeal to the parts of people that may be conflicted. We want to build a connection on the feeling without changing their belief. As the first line of our song Inconsistency asks, “Do you know what it’s like to have life spit in your face?” I think it is safe to say the answer for most of us is, yes, we do. As a band, we want to encourage people to be themselves and find comfort in who they are knowing they are not alone.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
As artists, there has never been a time where there is as much opportunity and competition as today. It has become easier for artists to be heard by potential fans but much harder to stick out of the crowded market. Because of things like social media, it is so much easier to put yourself out there, organize shows, and get people interested in your art. What a city like Boston can do to help art and artists thrive is encourage people to go out and support the local scene. Take a chance on local artists. A scene can’t function without local support. As for Cutting Ties, we are honored to be a part of the Boston scene.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
We have our music on all the major streaming platforms! Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. If someone is interested in buying our music we have it available at https://cuttingtiesofficial.bandcamp.com/releases as well. We are also on Facebook and Instagram and giving a like/follow is a great way to support!

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Cyrina Salas

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