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Midland Describes ‘Overwhelming Calling’ To Pursue Music

For Midland, the decision to create music was natural: ‘It doesn’t happen for everybody when you get this, like overwhelming sense of duty to do something.’

For Midland, the decision to create music came to them naturally, like a calling. Although the three had successful careers prior to forming the band, they felt it was the right thing to do.

Cameron Duddy told Pop Culture:

“It was just the calling. It doesn’t happen for everybody when you get this, like overwhelming sense of duty to do something. And for all of us it was that, and it overrode any prior success or lifestyles that we had been living in California, which was pretty kick a**. But life’s a carnival, as The Band said – you don’t just hop on one ride and do it for four hours, you kind of want to experience everything. And that for us is this journey.”

He continued:

“We want the most out of life. We all could have stayed doing what was obvious. I guess maybe just a path of least resistance for us back in California and wherever we were before Midland, but this was the calling and it was overwhelming and I don’t think anybody was strong enough to deny the urge to kind of follow this thing.”

We’re glad they answered the calling to make music together!

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