Interview with Pop! Fiction

Elyse Von Der Fecht

Pop! Fiction is a pop American band comprised of Justin Tyler, Tyler Nichols, Alex SkyWalker and Will McCoy. The band was founded in Orange County, Calif. in 2011, where they wrote, recorded and released a five song EP Next Level.

Pop!Fiction originated in Orange County, Calif. (Photo provided by Pop!Fiction)
Pop!Fiction originated in Orange County, Calif. (Photo provided by Pop!Fiction)

The EP was produced by Kyle Black at Mike Green’s Treehouse Studios. Pop! Fiction’s second release, a self-titled EP released in 2012, featured production and writing credits from Linus Of Hollywood, Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), and Ben Romans.

See what the guys had to say when I asked them these questions during our interview.

Elyse: How did you guys come up with the band name ‘Pop Fiction’?

PF: When first deciding on a band we wrote down around 50 names and Pop! Fiction stuck out to us the most and thought it was catchiest. We wish we had a crazy story behind it haha.

E: How did you guys meet each other and become a band?

PF: We’ve been a band for three years now and we’ve all known each other for a very long time and have been playing music together as well before we even started Pop! Fiction.

E: Since being in the music business, what was difficult to over come?

PF: This industry is insane and very competitive! To be honest we’re still overcoming the most difficult part and that’s breaking through to mainstream and becoming a household name. That’s ourmain goal as a band.

E: While writing lyrics, how do you create the name of the song?

PF: The name of the song is typically a line that we repeat or that’s catchy in the chorus of the song.

E: Out of all the singles you released, which would be your favorites?

PF: I think we can all agree our most favorite and popular singles are “Come Back” and our most recent single “California Kids”.

E: From the cover videos you’ve done so far, which was the funniest to record?

PF: We love doing cover videos and we’ve gotten great responses from them. The funniest to record was probably the Taylor Swift one we did because we recorded it in a tunnel somewhere in Long Beach and people were walking by and we’re like, “what the hell?” And we were playing the song through little speakers too so it was very hard to hear and sing along to.

E: From your previous shows, which artist did you enjoy playing with?

PF: We recently played our biggest show as a band at the House of Blues Anaheim with MKTO. This show was amazing is exactly why we do music. Everyone loved us and it was an incredible night.

E: As musicians, what are your daily routines before shows? (If any)

PF: We really don’t have any routines. But definitely do stretch a little and drink hot tea. And we also love to say hello to everyone waiting in line before the show.

E: What do you guys hope for in 2015?

PF: We would love to tour constantly! That’s pretty much one of our main goals right now. We want to play across the country to as many fans as possible.

E: What would you like to say to every who supports your music?

PF: We appreciate all the love and support that we receive from everyone! We respond to every person that replies on twitter to show that too. To be honest we wouldn’t be able to do any of this if it wasn’t for the fans! SO WE LOVE YOU ALL!

Make sure you check out their recent song “Down For Whatever,” which is now available on iTunes.