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Introducing Acting Natural: BreatheHeavy Interview

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"Acting Natural simply means to naturally be what you are. To be Aware, Awake, Able and Alive."

"Acting Natural simply means to naturally be what you are. To be Aware, Awake, Able and Alive."

Rap, hip hop and pop dominates mainstream music right now, but rock & roll trio, Acting Natural, made up of life-long friends Eric Carnevale (lead singer & guitarist), James David Maney (bass guitarist/vocalist) and Jesse Leonard (drummer/vocalist) have plans to infiltrate. They just released their six-track self-titled EP, and dropped by the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last Saturday (Sep. 23) to spread the good word. BreatheHeavy caught up with the guys for a brief chat about their whirlwind 2017, working together since they were 10-years-old and their upcoming release plans.

What's the reaction been since releasing the EP?
"It's incredible. We put our hearts and souls into this. We recorded this a little bit ago so it's really exciting to get it out," they said. "It also makes me ponder on the future of our music."

The future... where do you see yourselves going?
"The top," they said with a laugh. "Improving our craft."

Why an EP versus an album?
"Looking back on it maybe we should have done a full-length album, at the time we had a select few songs that we wanted to use – that we put together, and a couple new ones that we wrote while we were recording that, and it worked it. It's a good length."

The guys add their near-future plans are to release a string of singles.

And you've known each other your entire lives? Does that make the creation process easier or more difficult?
"It's easier to work through stuff that normal bands usually go through because we've known each other, and it's a basis of friendship. We can move through those times when [things] get tough. Especially nowadays... knowing so long the petty stuff gets dropped really quick. Being in a band is like being in a relationship or a family. You have to communicate and be open with each other."

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No disrespect, but interviewing an indie band with older men focusing on 2017 rock and roll on a POP website?

Jordan honey, they have 1k instagram followers. I have more than that. When will I get an interview?

They don't even have a wikipedia page

Your demographic is a bunch of gay adults and teens. None of them will like  this stuff.  I assume you're in the same boat and are just trying to build up a portfolio or was paid to promote them.

I'm not trying to be a negative Nancy or hate, but you'll get more attention leaking those Britney songs rather than interviewing randoms.

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