Days to Come
Who are the members of Days To Come?
Justin Goodson - vocals/guitar
Brandon Rix - guitar
Jalen Hall - drums
How & When did Days To Come form?
A: Justin - I met Brandon in 2013. I was picking up some acoustic strings from a local music store before a gig one day and I mentioned to the salesman that I was trying to start a band. He got me in touch with Brandon and we’ve been together ever since.
We’ve gone through a few lineup changes over the years, but we really cemented our sound and focus when Jalen joined us in 2018.
Where was the first place Days To Come performed?
A: Brandon - The Oglethorpe Lounge in Albany, GA.
What inspired each of you to start music?
A: Justin - I grew up in a musician household. My dad and brother were always singing and playing music. I was pretty shy as a kid and started playing the guitar when I was 17. I remember listening to Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and other blues guys. I can’t play anything like them, but they definitely got me interested in the guitar.
Nickelback actually got me into modern rock. My dad was in the military and I spent a lot of time overseas, so I missed out on a lot of popular music at the time. I remember finding Nickelback and just being mesmerized but the chunky guitar tones. This led to bands like Shinedown, Three Days Grace, and Breaking Benjamin.
A few years later I found Alter Bridge and my life changed. Hearing them solidified what I wanted to do with music.
A: Brandon - Music was real fun to listen to when I was a young lad. It's been around all my life and was so interesting to me. I wanted drums but my parents said "lol no 2 loud" and got me a guitar. Never looked back since.
A: Jalen - Rock Band...yep..
What’s the story behind The Forgotten?
A: Justin - A few years ago, a friend of mine committed suicide. The Forgotten is about focusing on the time we have with each other and making the most of that time. We live and act as if we’re promised tomorrow, but we’re not.
What inspired you to put together a new EP & what it is all about?
A: Justin - The collection of songs on Animus come from a place of frustration and hope. The guys and I have been through things over the past year and a half and the themes of the songs are shaped around that.
Will you be touring to support the new album? If so, when?
A: Jalen - Well, we just finished a quick run with Gandhi's Gun (which was amazing)! We’re looking forward to being back out on the road in 2021.
What is your song writing process?
A: Justin - Typically, Brandon and I will get together with a few acoustic guitars. I’ll either already have lyrics and a melody, or will add one after we have a rough outline of the song. We’ll get with Jalen to add the rest and finish it up.
What’s your first thoughts when you get up on stage?
A: Jalen - “Tis time to have a good time with the peers".
Where was the first venue you played?
A: Justin - I don’t even remember. I started playing the guitar when I was 17. At the time, my family was living in Spain, so, somewhere over there.
What is your most memorable moment from any live performances?
A: Brandon - I remember playing a place on Easter weekend years ago. I swear my stomach imploded or something because I was straight dying. I didn't want to move or eat. But the show must go on and I performed... to no one.
Describe the atmosphere when you’re performing
A: Jalen - The energy - oozing, the fans - groovin, the sound - booming.
What band would you like to perform with the most?
A: Brandon - Plini. Just so I can get free shows to Plini.
Will you be touring in the United Kingdom any time soon?
A: Justin - We don’t have anything scheduled yet, but we would love to come over to the UK!