“Back to Myself” is just what the doctor ordered if you’re feeling the winter blues, or just need a hit of inspiration, or adrenaline. The anthemic, kick-ass track is like a spiritual dose of espresso; it’s fun, and it’s a total feel-good video.
“It’s about arising out of a place of feeling down and suffocated or having negative thoughts in your head,” the band said of the single. “You’re constantly battling yourself. So, once you move past those feelings, you come back to who you’re meant to be. It’s an anthem for anybody who feels lost, insecure, or like an outcast. Know you can overcome whatever you’re facing.”
Hero The Band are four brothers, born a year apart: Justin Barnett aka Ocean, vocals & lead guitar; Jerramy Barnett aka Goku Love, vocals & bass; DJ Barnett aka BamBam, vocals & drums; and Nick Barnett aka Nicky Jupiter, guitar & keys.
“We want to show the world everybody’s their own hero,” exclaims Jerramy. “We come from the same spiritual realm, but physically we’re put here on this planet equipped with different powers and special abilities. It’s about being your own unique individual and embracing who you are.”
“Our parents raised us to just do our best in whatever we do,” adds DJ. “That’s all it takes to be a hero. It’s not about getting notoriety at the end of the day; it’s about leading by example. You never know who you might be inspiring.”
“It’s also about a sense of bravery,” Nick elaborates. “You literally have four black brothers from Decatur, GA singing rock music. Everybody looked at us like we were crazy as hell when we first decided to do this. It’s simple though. We do what we love with conviction.”
The band started out in 2010, and they’ve been expanding their sound ever since with inspirations from classic rock, alternative, and R&B. They recently signed with LAVA Records/Republic Records.
Plus watch the video for their latest single, “Trouble In My Mind” on YouTube.