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From Band to Badlands – Talking Music with the Born Love


“Hello, young lovers, wherever you are.”

We can’t think of a more appropriate greeting when introducing our readers to the Born Love.

We’ve heard the Born Love’s first two songs (their third one just dropped) – and we’re on romantic pins and needles waiting for their March 30th debut.

Their synth-backed tunes are powerful and pulse-pounding — and, dare we say, very tenderhearted.

This is 21st century music for the Romeos and the Juliets, the Lloyd Doblers and the Diane Courts.

This is the perfect soundtrack to find your love, lose your love, and repeat.

Until then…

Our Six Crucial Questions for the Born Love



NAME: Kevin Daniel (above, left) / Aron Forbes (above, right)

BAND: The Born Love

HOMETOWN: Granville, OH / Big Sur, CA


1. What is your earliest musical memory?

K: Hearing my Dad playing the piano, guitar and singing. There was always music in our house growing up.

A: When I was very young my dad used to sit on the hardwood floors of our small living room and play songs on his acoustic guitar. I would lie down next to him and feel the vibration of the guitar through the floor into my whole body. The smell of the vintage guitar case and the feeling it would give me is such a special memory.


2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

K: Thankfully haven’t had many, I’d say just forgetting lyrics, which happens to everyone but is always a bit funny when it does.

A: Too many… haha, I remember being on a really big gig as a sideman guitar player and realizing I had lost one cable that made my whole guitar rig work. I had to embarrassingly ask the guy who hired me if he had one and he didn’t. I then made my girlfriend at the time drive a couple hours to buy one and bring it to me. Never did that again!


3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

K: I absolutely love to travel, experiencing different cultures, the food, connecting with fans, playing music around the world, and performing for people is a dream. Any kind of travel can be tiring, and missing loved ones is hard but when you’re doing what you love with intention and purpose it’s all worth it.

A: Touring is both the most exhilarating and difficult experience. The people you travel with become your immediate family in the bubble you call “home.” The reality is every day you are away, real life does go on back at your real home and you miss a lot of little things.



4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

K: To be honest, I own a handful of records at most and never spent much time crate digging. But I’d say Amoeba’s in Hollywood is a must see for anyone visiting. What I do love is seeing album art become meaningful again with the renewed interest in owning records.

A: My iPhone! While Spotify and Apple Music have had a serious hand in contributing to musical ADD, I can listen to almost any record I can think of on demand. Pretty crazy! Maybe you had to grow up without it to appreciate how nuts it truly is?


5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

K: Such a tough question to answer but I often cite a rare/unfinished track by Jeff Buckley called “All Flowers In Time.” It’s raw and just hits me on a deep spiritual level every time. There’s a feeling in it that haunts me in the most beautiful way.

A: Soooo hard! It’s raining today so the first one that comes to mind is Ryan Adams and the Cardinals “Jacksonville City Nights.” There is something beyond special about the torment and rawness of that record. I think it just hit me at the right time when I first discovered it.


6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

K: Room service to order breakfast. Oh you said seedy hotel, scratch that. I’d call Aron because I’ve never been to Berlin but he has.

A: Always call mom. “Do I need to come out there? I’m coming out there.” She can’t do anything but she will try!


Images Courtesy of The Born Love and Photographer Erik Bergamini


The Born Love - Credit Erik Bergamini LR


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