In 2020, Los Angeles group, We The Commas, had breakthrough success in the music business with the release of their standout EP, SARB. Now, with a grassroots foundation planted, the trio of Cam, Jordy and Lenny Comma return to the forefront to show the world their last effort was not a fluke with the release of the follow-up EP, titled Old School Love.
Smooth. Electric. Refreshing. Old School Love is a six-song collection that delivers that classic R&B love sound that gave us the best of the 80s and 90s. The trio’s chemistry is magnetic on standout cuts like “Dopamine,” “Good Things Don’t Last” and, of course, their new single, “Better Days.” While their debut EP showed the trio experimenting with different sounds and grooves to find their identity, on Old School Love, they’ve found their sound and ready to pave the way for their own legacy among the stars. For newfound fans, now is the perfect time to follow We The Commas’ journey to the top.
“Better Days” is quickly becoming a runaway hit, the single is in current rotation on L.A. radio and accumulating large numbers on Spotify. Old School Love is available everywhere via Flying Boy Entertainment, Little Green Cactus, Cashmere Originals. For more on We The Commas, follow the new group on social media.
ABOUT WE THE COMMAS
On October 30th, We the Commas made their official independent debut with their SARB EP. Need a feel-good vibe that transports you to the beach? Press play on “Sherry” or “Custom Made.” Feeling like nothing is going your way and need a boost? Watch the Mad Max-inspired video for “Pissed Off” to find your escape. Want your R&B fix? Check out those vocal runs on “Too Long” and “All The Best.” No matter the track, We the Commas has something for everyone and any mood. Along with 3 new tracks on the EP, the trio shared the ‘90s TV sitcom-inspired video for “I Will” that’s sure to put a smile on your face during these trying times.
Together the band of brothers Cam (18), Jordy (21), and Lenny Comma (25) coined the term SARB (aka Surf Alternative R&B) to describe their unique sound. Their SARB sound and style has since been applauded by the likes of Young the Giant, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Pink Sweat$, among others. Inspired by the warm sand and the inviting waves they cherish, the trio’s music encapsulates their stories as brothers living on the coast of San Diego. Lenny Comma explains, “We’ve been trying to figure out what genre to classify our music but it didn’t fit into just one space and nothing seemed right. We realized our music is its own kind of thing…”
Lenny, Jordy, and Cam have been deliberate with each lyric they’ve penned. As brothers, they recognize that the music they deliver is a representation of the values they embody and that with each release they are being given an opportunity to present an honest illustration of the men they were raised to be. We the Commas explain, “Our mom and dad have a great moral compass. We hope to spread our message simply by how we treat people and how we live our lives.” A song about finding a love that is perfectly tailored to you, “Custom Made” builds on the integrity that was established with their debut release “Sherry.” Lenny adds, “Both of these songs set the scene for a healthy relationship. We want to show people that no matter what relationship you’re in, you always need to treat people with respect.” He expresses, “It’s only when you do that you have the fairytale experience depicted in both of these songs.
Quickly establishing themselves in their local Southern California music scene, We the Commas previously performed on San Diego’s KUSI Morning Show as well as for their March of Dimes charity event in Balboa Park and hosted a weekly three-hour gig at The Bunker House in Oceanside. It’s no surprise their drive captured the attention of one of their very own inspirations The Head and The Heart, Young the Giant, and acclaimed hip-hop/R&B producers like Rex Kudo (Post Malone, Young Thug, Nav, Lil Uzi Vert) and Charlie Handsome (Travis Scott, Khalid, The Weeknd, Drake) before even launching their project.
Their journey began early in their family living room void of cable, singing Motown classics like Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5 on an old school boombox, and later playing games like Rock Band. Music lessons soon followed and toys turned into real instruments, eventually leading to the formation of We the Commas. “This first project is really vulnerable,” says Cam, “and we’re really excited to share our story with everyone and have them connect to our experiences.” That openness stems from the band’s brotherly bond, which in turn strengthens the music. It’s natural for siblings to bicker and not get along often, but the trio quickly realized they needed to rely on each other as peers in order to be successful. “We’ll sit in-studio sessions and we’re in awe of each other’s work,” Jordy explains. “It’s insane to see how connected we are. We can be separated for a week, but when we get back into the studio we take notes of what’s been going on in our lives and what we experienced. This cohesive story just comes together.”
As impressive as their story and sound are the integrity behind it. Lenny, Jordy, and Cam Comma realize that from the outside looking in they don’t embody what the world might envision as “beach boy surfers.” Given their personal mission to break down racial and social constructs, We the Commas are committed to keeping their values at the forefront of everything they do. Lenny adds, “[Being Black] influences our music, because it tells our experiences. Especially where we live, there are not a ton of people who look like us, so we’ve learned to be the most authentic version of ourselves. We’re trying to do something different that people haven’t seen before… the overarching goal is to let people know that no matter what, don’t let fear or social norms restrict you from doing the things you love.”