By: Tara Thompson
In December of 2010, I gained a follower on Twitter and it was a band from Saskatoon called Prom Night In Black And White. Shortly after I bought all of their songs on iTunes without ever hearing anything by them. I ended up really liking them. Less then a year after that, they announced that they were breaking up which was a big disappointment for me. Luckily enough, Joel decided to keep pursuing music with a new band called High Hopes. I was always seeing posts on their Facebook about how much their music helped people and I could tell how passionate Joel was about this new project. Unfortunately they went their separate ways earlier this year.
Last night, Joel posted his first single as a solo artist called Fuck You Loneliness. I don’t think anyone realizes how happy I really am that he’s still making music and that he didn’t just give up on music after High Hopes.
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.