I loved every performance Emblem3 did while on the show. No, they didn’t win-- that was Tate Stevens, who happens to be from my hometown (no big deal). However, they still got a record deal, and they recently dropped their debut album. Of course I downloaded it the very first day it came out.
Their debut album Nothing To Lose is just so much fun. The album is an interesting mix of pop, hip hop and reggae sounds, and it’s chock full of clever lyrics, which I am a sucker for. They have a handful of pop culture references in their lyrics, and one of my favorite examples is in the title track for the album. One lyric reads, “you won’t be singing break up songs like that Taylor chick.”
Brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick might look like a traditional boy band, but they’re not. The boys are more than that, and so is their music. They have a hand in writing their own music; it’s not just songs presented to them by the label.
You can find Emblem3 on tour with Selena Gomez this fall. Selena is a best friend to Demi Lovato, who was arguably the judge who was the hardest on the boys during last season of The X Factor. But the boys took Demi’s constructive criticism in stride. They always seemed so appreciative to just be a part of it all.
If you want to check out a couple of songs before you commit to the whole album, I would suggest starting with "3000 Miles," "XO," "Spaghetti" or "Sunset Blvd."