June 19, 2018
Writer: David Payne
A lot of high school kids
Utah natives, Jordan Zabriskie and Montana Smith dabbled in songwriting in high school when they wrote a song called Cinders. From there, their project grew into a full-fledged band.
"Back in high school Jordan had written a song called Cinders and that was the first song he and I had played together," said Smith. "It was just a crappy, old song and so when we decided we wanted to make a band, we felt it was pretty fitting that the first song we played together was what the band name was going to be.”
Austin Harris said it's refreshing to be in a band with people who live a positive lifestyle.
"With being in a band and in the music scene, you don’t always have the best examples in bands, of the way that people live their lives and everything," said Harris. "I think that’s a big goal for us and not just as a member of the Church but just as a person. None of us drink or smoke and it’s a lifestyle that we choose to live. I just think that’s a big driver for us to is being different than the typical band or the typical lifestyle of musicians.”