Daily Discovery: Man In A Crowd, “Why Should They?”

ARTIST: Man In A Crowd

SONG:Why Should They?”

BIRTHDATE: 09/11/1988. Yep.

BIRTHPLACE: Morristown, NJ

AMBITIONS: Making music that speaks to as many people as possible for as long as humanly possible. I’d also like to visit all 50 states and see as many awesome things as I can.

TURN-OFFS: Pretentiousness, ignorance, sports hatred, indecisiveness.

TURN-ONS: Confidence, ambition, bright eyes, sundresses, musical ability.

DREAM GIG: A sold-out Madison Square Garden. How cool would that be? Looking up at that 1993-94 Rangers Stanley Cup banner while playing songs that I wrote.

MOVIES I’VE SEEN MORE THAN ONCE: Good Will Hunting, The Dark Knight, Shawshank Redemption.

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Carrie Underwood.

WHAT MAKES A WOMAN SEXY: In addition to having “great assets” and all that good stuff, I like a girl to know what she wants. Also, just being easy to lounge around with is a big plus. I’m super neurotic about most things in my life, so it’s always a breath of fresh air when I find someone who instills a sense of calm in me.

5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: A bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label to be enjoyed only on special occasions, MLB The Show video game, Mark Messier: Leader, Champion & Legend on VHS, a Keurig, and deodorant.

THINGS I LOVE THE MOST: Making music, epic facial hair, good books, good girls, wacky conspiracy theories, NY Mets, NY Giants, NY Rangers, roller coasters, and coffee.

I WROTE THIS SONG: about one of those days where you really get down on yourself. It’s about a lot of things that I do in my personal life that I know don’t make any sense. I romanticize relationships and sharing moments with others, but I also really like to just be left alone. Sometimes finding that balance can be very tough and make you question yourself and your personality. There is a lot of imagery like that on our record. This is probably the “low-point” song on the record, with the other tunes lending themselves more to explaining the long journey out of that mindset. Writing songs is my outlet for a lot of these introspective feelings. I think it’s important to acknowledge your own flaws and then work to understand them. Becoming more self-aware is part of growing up and evolving into a happier, more mature person. So this song is that long, hard look in the mirror.

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