Messenger Down: Meet Your New Favorite Artist
Meet Messenger Down. The artist from the state of North Carolina has been killing it in the local areas and even the national stages for a few years now. The project started off as a full band but after a few years it went to a solo project with Garrett Foster being it’s sole writer. That is insanely impressive because all the raw instrumentals to the programmed ones is all him. He is a composer.
Though starting off with a heavier Post-Hardcore feel, the project has gone for more of a modern pop-rock flavor (Walk the Moon/Pvris/the 1975/Panic!At The Disco) with something that sounds like it should be next level. Messenger Down has a loyal and rabid following that grows every year and people will travel hours to see him play, which has garnered him a few trips on Warped Tour, shows with bands like State Champs, and a Facebook fan club that numbers in the thousands.
His most recent EP ‘Cheating Death’ is the perfect summer playlist that you should certainly go check out now! The EP takes on a shape of multiple different styles within the Pop/Rock realm which showcases Foster’s pallete of various talents. From the dark moody pop style of “Worst Apocalypse Ever” into the synth driven “I’d Hate To Put Words Into Your Head, Lend Me Your Ears Instead” this EP never misses a beat and with have you singing along to the catchy lyrics and hooks while the vibes of the intricate word play on some of the other tracks will have you reeled in the whole time. His merch is also top notch looking as if you pulled off the shelf at Hot Topic!
Another thing is that he is very engaging with his fans on social media. Constantly providing updates and content to engage his following provides them direct access, something that pays off in the long run! About the project, Foster told us:
Cheating Death was the birth of a whole new chapter for Messenger Down. I was looking at music differently than ever before and finding a lot of new things to love about it, so naturally it came out a lot different than anything I’d ever released.
I never really stop writing, so I’ve got a lot of songs to pick from going forward. I’ve been in the studio a lot this year, and plan to keep working throughout the rest of 2017. Right now I’m just trying to push as many boundaries as I can and try new ideas most alternative artists wouldn’t think of. There isn’t one genre or musical idea that can sum this sound up, and there’s not really much out there quite like what I’ve got in the works.
The link to his Facebook page is HERE so go check it out! Below are a few tracks off ‘Cheating Death’.