We were fortunate enough to talk ish with R&B Group…Day 26!!! Day 26 is an extraordinary R&B male singing group that consist of; Rob, Mike, Will, Brian and Q. The entire world watched as the 5 members were all chosen, became successful, departed from the group, and now joined together to create the return of Day 26. Lets catch up with Day 26…
3 Voices: Before The Return, what were you all involved in?
Day 26: Willie Taylor: Since The Return, I was pursuing my solo career in which I am actually signed as a solo artist as well. I was acting, spending time with my family…just different things because when Day 26 first started right after Making the Band, we just hit the ground running so we really didn’t have a lot of family time at all. We got the chance to get a lot of family time in and then as well, like I said I was doing the solo thing, acting and things like that.
Rob: I was working on my writing…doing a lot of writing for a lot of different artists and for myself as well, I was working on my solo project. I did a couple of singles that I was pushing out and everything like that. A couple of nonprofit tours, giving back to the community and to the young people. And yeah, just staying on my toes getting ready to get back with Day 26…that’s pretty much all I did.
3 Voices: What made you all decide to put the things that you all were working on solo on hold and put the group back together?
Day 26: Even though we were broken up, just contrary to popular belief, we were all still brothers, still friends and very supportive of each other. So it was just one of those days where I was going through everybody’s page and everything, seeing what everybody was promoting and I started seeing a pattern, everybody was getting mad love because we all have our individual fan bases. Everybody was getting mad love for what they was doing but everybody asked the same questions like ‘oh Willie, I love that…but where is Day 26?’ or ‘Rob, I love that, where is Day 26?’ and I seen the same thing with Mike, Brian and Q. It became a time for it because there wasn’t any groups out, nobody was taking our lane because nobody can take our lane…I just felt like it was that time. Obviously everybody else did because soon as I put in the call it was like the next day we was working. Everybody must’ve felt the same way.
3 Voices: What has been your most memorable experience so far with Day 26? Are there any regrets?
Day 26: Naw…it’s two different things, as far as memorable moments would have to be winning awards and just being nominated for awards…just being recognized. We are the first group from a reality TV show to win an actual award. That was always big for us. On the flipside of that, any regrets??? Naw, I don’t live with regrets. We did everything for a reason, everything is a part of our journey and a part of our story. Right now we’re just living the rest of it out.
3 Voices: You all have been through a lot as a group. What have you all learned from each experience and how has it effected the group and your music?
Day 26: Well, you’re right, we have been through a lot as a group. What I think we all pretty much took from it is learning the business more. Without us learning the business a little more than we did and becoming a little bit more knowledgeable of the game, we wouldn’t be able to do this new EP that we did because we literally did it all by ourselves. I think we all took the behind the scenes, [since] we learned a lot about the behind the scenes, how to make the wheel turn. How it effects Day 26 is we were able to get back together with all that we learned and put it together to build what we built now. We don’t have to call in choreographers, we don’t have to call in producers, we don’t have to call in graphic designers, we don’t have to call in these types of people anymore because we learned how do it on our own.
3 Voices: What can your fans expect from your EP & book, The Return? What’s your favorite single from The Return?
Day 26: The favorite changes on a daily basis…depends on what day it is honestly because I have them all on repeat at different times ‘like naw, this is it’ I really don’t have a favorite and that’s coming from somebody who loves doing music and always into what they do. Everyone that you develop, you develop a new child to you so you never love one more than you love the other. You always remember what made you feel about that record when it was being created. I don’t have a favorite; however, I think the EP is amazingly dope. The way the book actually came about is because I was doing the tracklisting for the EP and as I was doing the tracklisting I was building a story to take people through the journey as they listen to the EP. That journey actually played through my head and I wrote it out as a book. The way the book plays out for the EP, once you read the book, the EP becomes a soundtrack to a movie to you. You really have a different connection to it than if it was just music. And there are still people that read out there LOL.
3 Voices: Are there any visuals in the making for any particular song from The Return?
Day 26: We are actually getting ready to hit y’all with the visuals really soon. Of course for the single, “BullSh*t” and the other two will be for “R&B Singer” and “Impossible”. We’re actually in the works of shooting those right now but even beyond that y’all can be looking out for the visuals of the whole EP. Just like there’s a book just like each song is a chapter in the book, we gone try to put together a visual as far as a movie to go along with the whole thing. Just like a visual for the whole EP, y’all can be looking out for that as well.
3 Voices: What’s next for Day 26? Are there any exclusives that you all can share with us?
Day 26: We’re planning a tour. That’s how it all originally came together. The Return was actually a tour but we held back on the tour to give the fans new music and add to the excitement of the tour. So now I think we’re going to double back and come back to try to hit the road and bring the EP live on stage.
3 Voices: How the people reach out to you all individually on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and etc.?
Day 26: Twitter: @Day26Official @WillieTaylor @MrAngel_Day26 @Q_Tweetz @Rob_Day26 @Mike_Day26
Instagram: @OfficialDay26 @Willie_Taylor @MrAngel_Day26 @Anthony_Mosley @Rob_a_curry @86_bigmike.
Official website: www.Day26.com
And there you can it people be sure to download Day 26’s EP and book “The Return” and be on the lookout for the official Day 26 “The Return” tour. Much more success to all of you guys and keep in touch.
Here’s Day 26 “Bullsh*t”: