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Meet Zæ and Aech Emm of The Youngins in South of Houston

Today we’d like to introduce you to Zæ and Aech Emm.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Zæ and Aech Emm. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We both grew up in a small town called, “El Campo.” Playing music together for over 12 years, we have been musicians since our childhood. Growing up, both of us have played in other bands with other people, but we never had a connection with anyone like we had together. “The Youngins” was created in 2016 after we finally decided to form a band together. Both of us never really felt like we belonged here in this small town, or we never really had a sense of fulfillment in an office job. We always felt we were destined to do bigger things than we could imagine. The process was slow at the beginning with finding our identity and creating music. It took us two years of recording to release our first album, “Mindfield”. This was such a huge milestone for us because this process was nerve-racking from all the negativity and scrutiny we faced. Hearing the positive reviews people gave the music motivated us, even more, to show the world what we could accomplish. We’ve been thrown down from friends and people who felt like family, but that just motived us to show them we are not the losers they see us as. We released 3 more singles and a 5 track Ep, “Plateau” after Mindfield. We just released our new album, “Nobody Cares” on June 24th, 2019. The album contains 27 tracks. We wanted to show people that we cannot be put into a box, and our music can be enjoyed by many communities because of how diverse the tracks are. We do not care about our names being known in the world. We just want our music to help people like it helped us. We continually strive to be the hardest working duo in the industry.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The process has not been the smoothest route as we would like, but this route we have taken has definitely made us who we are. We have faced backlash from some of our friends and people who felt like family to us. This really discouraged us and it slowed the process down on releasing our first album “Mindfield”, but these comments and negative actions needed to happen in order for Mindfield to be created because Mindfield would not be Mindfield without it. We have always felt that we needed other people’s approval in order to take action in our lives, but this road really made us fed up and we decided to not care about what people think. This inspired “Nobody Cares” by us making a statement in the album saying that we feel free to do what we want and create how we want. Another struggle between us is trying to survive in normality. We have to wake up every day and go to the average 9 to 5 for jobs we do not want, nor like. We are set in the routine of the simulation that everyone has been taught to be in. Our hardest part was breaking out of normality, and be ok with being labeled as “weird”. We find it so sad that you are labeled as crazy for actually striving for your dreams in this world. It is depressing to us seeing people give up on their destiny and fall in the simulation. We constantly struggle trying to stay out of normality and keeping our eyes on the goal, but we will never give up on our destiny.

Please tell us about The Youngins.
“The Youngins” was created in 2016 by the two of us. We really did not know what we wanted this name to represent in the beginning, but it slowly came to us as we recorded music. The Youngins are for the dreamers. We want to create an audience who does not want to be labeled. We want to create a community of love who do not judge others, but they accept them for who they are no matter what they believe. Our dream is to fill arenas with the most diverse crowd you can see; having people with different beliefs, backgrounds, races, religions, and lifestyles, but it does not matter for that moment because the music is what brings us together. We have music that can unite and audience, no matter what style of music you like because of the diversity it has become. When we came up with the name “The Youngins,” we liked it because it was such a generic and even some would say, “Lame Name”. We were drawn to it because we wanted people to not take us seriously when they first hear our name, but when they hear our music (the most important part that actually defines us), all that judgment goes out the window. We have two figures representing the group, the frontman, “Zæ” and the drummer, “Aech Emm”. These two are the musicians who write, record, and mix all of the music, and these two are us. This is our specialty, creating and performing music. This is our calling. We are known for our energetic and exciting performances. We really try our hardest to put on a show. We feel our whole creative process sets us apart from other artists. From the music and the performing we feel we present these in a more exciting manner. We love what we do, and we are proud of our craft.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
We would not wish for any of the struggles or the backlash we faced to change. We are completely grateful for how our journey has played out; we would not be where we are without.

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