The Orange County, CA trio shares new single
Holiday State’s “easy vibe and relaxed charm” (Cowboys & Indians / Dana Joseph) has fans saying that’s “Where I Wanna Be” with new video and single available now. The single, “custom made to fit the glove that is current country radio” (American Songwriter / Ken Churillo), is featured on Spotify’s New Music Nashville and Apple Music’s Country Hot Tracks and New in Country playlists.
The video was shot in the scenic San Bernardino Mountains in California and features the brothers enjoying a weekend get-away with friends. Shot and edited by Hunter Gulan and directed by Victoria Innocenzi of Glasshouse Visuals, the video perfectly portrays the playful, feel-good nature of the single that’s complimented by the trio’s familial harmonies.
American Songwriter premiered a ‘First Listen’ to the single, in which the brothers shared the inspiration behind the new single. Though the lyrics were written before the novel coronavirus pandemic, the song has taken on a new life while millions across the world are quarantining and social distancing. “Where I Wanna Be” was co-written by Brandon DeLaura, Bryan DeLaura and Andria Farrell and produced by Tyler Cain (Big & Rich, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington).
“Runnin’ free on your dad’s old farm/Layin’ in the barley under the stars/I’m kissin’ you, you’re kissin’ me/Yeah anywhere next to you is where I wanna be.”
“We wrote ‘Where I Wanna Be’ prior to the pandemic, as a tribute to the most important people in our lives, and it took on a whole new meaning due to COVID,” the trio shares. “We hope it’ll give people listening an escape, to put themselves in a place where they “wanna be” during these crazy times. Everyone can relate to the feeling that it doesn’t matter where we are, but as long as we’re together, we can get through this.”
The trio of brothers have previously released four singles “Friday Feelin,” “Steal the Thunder,” “Sun Up Sun Down” and “Cut Me Loose.” In February of this year the band opened up for Logan Mize on his I Ain’t Gotta Grow Up Tour for select dates and have previously opened for multi-platinum recording artists O-Town and in 2017 were direct support for Sammy Adams on his National “Seniorits Tour.”
Hailing from Orange County, CA. Holiday State exudes Pacific Coast ease along with Southern charm blending a fresh sound of Country/Pop/Rock/and R&B. The trio of multi-ethnic brothers grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Raised by parents that encouraged creativity, faith, and family values, music was abundant and provided a constant influence, resulting in the brothers showing passion for music at a young age. The brothers grew up listening to a mixture of genres, while all were fans of country music, Brandon was specifically drawn to R&B/hip hop, Brett, pop and disco music, and Bryan, punk/rock and alternative. Their love for country music grew further when they discovered Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, and Keith Urban, which resulted in them going line dancing weekly and experiencing the epic Stage Coach Festival in Indio, CA.
The siblings come from a musical family, including a long line of dancers and singers. Their father, from Honolulu, Hawaii, instilled in them their Hawaiian culture, as well as their grandmother, who along with her sisters was a professional hula dancer for many years on Oahu. Each brother brought their individual musical tastes together and put them into one sound, creating the sound the brothers are known for now.
In 2017, they were direct support for Sammy Adams on his National Seniorits Tour, performing throughout the Southeast. In 2018 the brothers came to Nashville where they wrote and recorded new music with producer Andy Sheridan (Major Bob Songwriter, founder of Charlie Horse Productions and Music Director for artists Hunter Hayes and Ben Rector) They also recorded with producer Tyler Cain (Big & Rich, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington). This was the start of a new musical journey. The brothers continue to write and record new music and perfect their live show. They hope to play at a city near you in 2021.