I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers (Fun.’s Jack Antonoff)
With all the musical talent in the world today, sometimes being a part of just one band is not enough. New ideas, new inspirations, and new dreams spring up all the time within artists, and when you have the opportunity, why pass up the chance to explore the other sides of your musical heart? Thus emerge countless side projects, though the truth is many remain unknown to the fans.
We’ve dug up some songs from various musicians who have dabbled (successfully) with creating alternate music, and even new bands, from their original paths. Take a listen and see who you recognize, and let us know who you may have been surprised to learn about! It’s quite amazing just how many side projects are out there, and how even some well known acts actually resulted from these diversions!
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Easy To Fall In Love – Brighten (A Rocket To The Moon’s Justin Richardson)
The Mixed Tape – Jack’s Mannequin (Something Corporate’s Andrew McMahon)
Sweatpants – Childish Gambino (Community‘s Donald Glover)
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service (Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard)
When Your Heart Stops Beating – +44 (Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker)
Goodnight Moon – Go Radio (Mayday Parade’s Jason Lancaster)
Last Time Around – Nick Jonas & The Administration (Jonas Brothers’ Nick Jonas)
Little Hell – City and Colour (Alexisonfire’s Dallas Green)
Need You – Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes)
“Salute Your Solution” – The Raconteurs (The White Stripes’ Jack White)
“#1Nite” – Cobra Starship (Midtown’s Gabe Saporta, This Is Ivy League’s Ryland Blackinton and Alex Suarez, Armor for Sleep’s Victoria Asher and Nate Novarro)
“Us Placers” – Child Rebel Soldiers (Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco)
“Keys to the Lock” – Roy English (Eye Alaska’s Brandon Wronski)
“Take a Vacation!” – The Young Veins (Panic! At the Disco’s Ryan Ross and Jon Walker)
“I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” – Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday’s Cassadee Pope)