Live in the Atrium: Noise Pop Presents
Eyedress, Austin Prince
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Member of Bee Eyes and Mind Slums.
Oakland native Austin Prince dabbled in music throughout his twenties, developing his singer-songwriter skills in a variety of ways, including fronting the band Brothers Prince, co-writing songs with cousin Josh Taylor for his band half•alive, and collaborating with other songwriters and producers (his first Single “Hard to Bare,” the product of one of these collaborations with Paris-based producer Max Savage). But by the time he was almost 30, he found himself making the rent with a full-time job as an Operations Manager and on a path to a career in the industry of heavy-duty-diesel recycling. Even though he'd proven to himself that he could succeed in the workaday world, music kept calling. So he teamed up with friend and former Brothers Prince manager Kara McCall and decided to take a risk, quit the day job, and devote himself to making it as an artist.
Austin's style blends elements of folk, r&b, and hip-hop, resulting in what Deli Magazine has called "minimalistic pop-meets-soul." His music explores the emotional currents underneath our daily lives, evoking hope and longing in equal parts with a sound that combines the best of Jack Johnson and Frank Ocean.
These days, Austin is fully immersed in his art, splitting his time between writing and recording new songs, busking around the Bay Area, and developing his brand with as a music artist. His second Single "Sadie," was released on December 28th (featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday) and accompanied by a music video directed by Josh Taylor.