The Mowgli's Discuss "Real Good Life" and Positivity: "We Want to Keep Setting an Example for Younger Generations"
If you're searching for a pick me up to save you from those lingering winter blues or maybe even just a quick distraction from the stresses of everyday life, then look no further. In February, The Mowgli's burst into 2018 with their uplifting new single, "Real Good Life" and with intimate tour dates underway and more new music coming soon, they're only going to keep the momentum going.
Following an incredibly busy 2017, The Mowgli's are back and better than ever! This Friday, March 23rd not only marks the sold out Denver stop of their run at Globe Hall, but the band will also be dropping their new single, "Kansas City" on the same day. Needless to say, this show is going to be one to remember.
Read more about "Real Good Life" and the band's big plans for 2018 below.
Interview by Dom Vigil
The Prelude Press: You guys had an incredibly busy 2017 full of tour dates and festivals and are already gearing up for an even busier year in 2018. What have been some of the highlights for the last year for you?
Josh Hogan: First off, I got to marry Katie in 2017, but that’s more of a life highlight. Touring with The Maine last year was a great experience. The rest of the year was filled with fly dates so we got to spend more time at home, which is nice. Everyone has been refreshed and energized and we’re ready to hit 2018 hard.
What do you want to accomplish in 2018?
We want to break the internet in 2018 & go back to flip phones. Also a lot of new music.
You started off the new year with your new single, “Real Good Life.” What inspired this song?
We always try to write positive inspiring music, and last year we tried really really hard. It seemed impossible to be honest while staying positive. When Colin & I went into the session for RGL we didn’t know what to expect. Once Colin sang “it’s a real good life” over the down chorus we suddenly knew where we were going with it all.
What would you like listeners to take away from “Real Good Life”?
Even if it’s just a 3 minute distraction, we hope people can find the good in life and sing along.
With the new single out now, can fans expect to hear some more new music soon?
We’re releasing a new single called “Kansas City” on the day of our Denver show! We’re going to keep writing and releasing, so you can expect more music throughout the year.
You guys are also currently out on the road on the Real Good Life tour, playing a bunch of intimate venues across the states. What have been some of the best moments of tour so far?
We love to play in smaller intimate rooms. It brings us closer to our fans & it’s a whole different experience for everyone. Every night we meet new fans and we see some of the originals. We had one on-stage proposal on the Real Good Life Tour, a few birthdays & some much needed family hangs.
What are you looking forward to on the upcoming shows?
We’re excited to release the new song and see what response it gets. Also we’re really excited to get back to writing after the tour.
What can fans expect from these shows?
Expect high energy, lots of singing and sweating. Watch out for flying guitar picks and drum sticks after the set.
Do you have any other big goals or plans for the rest of 2018?
We want to keep setting an example for younger generations. Actions speak louder than tweets.
Thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
We have always loved Denver and we thank you for the opportunity to keep coming back to your amazing city