Gemini Rising is a three-piece band project consisting of Fiora Cutler, Lester Mendez, and Marco Niemerski who all met in Los Angeles. They report having felt instant chemistry between each other, bonding through their love of 80s synth pop. Which honestly sounds like the one of the funniest ways to build a friendship. I can just imagine the trio being so giddy over different parts of a song. Over a year, moving between Berlin and Los Angeles, the trio created music that is considered to be retro-futuristic pop. The band has also seen some radio play already in Los Angeles, quite early in their career.
When asked about the friendship that started through their shared interest in synth, Fiora stated Lester played the synth "as if everything he was playing was an extension of his brain." The band as a whole believes 80s synth pop is so important to today's music and society, because 80s era brought out the best pop songs of all time. Which is arguable, but at the same time, they're not exactly wrong either.
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Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."