Space Of A Day are a band from Birmingham, Alabama who we’ve been featuring quite a lot on the station this year – we’ve been playing tracks including Vivid, Find A Way To Believe, Merry Go Round and new single The World Is Watching which is on rotation here at the moment.
We caught up with Danny Coyle from the band to talk about their lives and love of music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
Space Of A Day was formed two years ago by guitarist/music producer Ben Trexel and vocalist Autumn Yatabe. I’m Ben’s cousin and soon joined the band as drummer and guitarist. We have been recording and performing since.
The current live band includes Keith Shannon on guitar and Eric Onimus on bass. We seek melodies and movements that express excellence of soul and body.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
We all grew up in musical families and were experiencing classic and progressive rock from the beginning.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
It’s difficult to answer this because we listened to almost everything! We were exposed to a wide spectrum of music.
Our greatest shared influences at the moment are probably Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Yes, Steely Dan, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Rush, Cocteau Twins and Coldplay.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
Atmospheric alternative modern guitar rock, with melodic and soulful female vocals with layered atmospheric guitars and lyrics that have story and perspective.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
We released a series of singles that culminated in a nine-song album titled “Vivid” (2018).
This year we recorded and released a new version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, “Fortunate Son” — with a Women’s Rights slant!
Our newest release, “The World is Watching”, is a somewhat experimental track. The song was initially conceived on Perdido Key Beach last Autumn. It was a sort of happy accident, especially when the Muses caught our Muse, Autumn Yatabe. The lyrics are about the obsession many have with images of peoples in developing nations.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
Tool, Zero 7, Paul Rogers, Lana Del Rey, Robert Plant. And yes, absolutely.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
Shellback or Toni Visconti
What are your plans for the future?
We will be releasing new songs at least every quarter. Right now, we are finalizing a new hard rocker called “Royal Kush”, and have a few other songs already close to release. And, we are increasing our live repertoire with more deep cut classics.