Got a pop-rock brother trio-sized hole in your heart? Boyce Avenue's here to fill it.
This past Tuesday, Boyce Avenue made their national morning TV debut on "Good Morning America," performing their song "I'll Be The One" for millions of viewers at home. Wait, is the Sarasota three-piece not ringing any bells? Um, why don't you crawl out from under that rock you've been living under, and join us over here. We'll get you up to speed.
Composed of brothers Daniel, Fabian, and Alejandro Manzano, Boyce Avenue first found success on YouTube beginning in 2007, racking up views on popular videos of them covering everyone from Bruno Mars to Miley Cyrus. You know, a "Justin Bieber-ella Story," if you will.
Millions of views, dozens of original recordings, some casual world-touring, and a couple of major-label setbacks later, the guys seem poised to really strike it big on their own terms right now, and here's why.
1.) Not just a couple of pretty faces
Although Boyce Avenue initially signed with Republic in 2010, Billboard reports that the guys exited the deal because they felt that their fans (i.e., YOU) could be better served outside of the major-label system.
It's this kind of business savvy that has given the brothers full creative and financial control over their careers. They say when and how much they slay you, basically.
Oh, and did we mention that Daniel attended Harvard Law School? We can literally hear the world's collective mother gasping: "Oooooooh, a loy-yahhhh!"
2.) They've dethroned Beyoncé? BLASPHEMY.
Please, stop covering your ears while shrieking "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU," and let us explain. Boyce Avenue have amassed 5.6-million YouTube subscribers, making them the site's most-followed artist. Don't worry, Bey is still the Queen of All Other Things Ever.
3.) And, here's how they did it.
Like Justin Bieber, Karmin, and Austin Mahone before them, Boyce Avenue began gaining viral fame with flawless cover videos of everything from Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" with Bea Miller to Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" with Buzzworthy fave Kina Grannis.
Our personal favorite, though, has gotta be the brothers' team-up with Fifth Harmony on Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors." With the guy's vocals intertwined with those of the MTV Artists To Watch, it's like diving headfirst into a pool of acoustic serenity that you'll never want to emerge from.
But, lest you think that Boyce Avenue are just a cover band, here's some original material for you to sink your teeth into...
4.) The limit does not exist.
On Apr. 22, Boyce Avenue dropped the No Limits EP, their first collection of original material since their 2010 full-length, All We Have Left. From the Bastille-on-the-dance-floor "Speed Limit" to the anthemic, Thirty Seconds To Mars-esque "One Life," there's plenty on the seven-song set to pore over.
We haven't even mentioned "I'll Be The One" featuring Milkman yet, a tightly produced dance track that's got "Song of the Summer" written all over its thumping, "Wake Me Up"-level beat breakdowns. Dammit, May, why are you not June?!?!
5.) They've literally said "Good morning!" to America.
Speaking of "I'll Be The One," that was the tune that Boyce Avenue performed live on "Good Morning America" earlier this week. You know, that top-rated morning show that regularly amasses over five-million viewers? MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD OF IT.
That's a pretty sure-fire way to take their following to the next level, wouldn't you say?
6.) They're hitting the road -- er, avenue?
Capitalizing on this newfound exposure, Boyce Avenue have made plans to tour 26 North American cities this fall, kicking off on Oct. 17 in Nashville, TN and wrapping in Orlando, FL on Nov. 22. Tickets are available right now at BoyceAvenue.com, unless
we SOMEBODY succeeded in buying all the remaining passes to every single show.
Well, we guess that's everything. Oh, wait! We almost forgot the most important reason to start obsessing over Boyce Avenue like you've never obsessed before...
7.) Alejandro's Grumpy Cat impression
Because NO EXPLANATION NECESSARY.