Behind the Song
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Remain is an American Rock band from Denton, TX, consisting of Michael Rosser (Bass), Caleb Coonrod (Guitar, Lead Vox), Perry Hill (Drums), Jonathan McNary (Lead Guitar). The band played its first show at the Labb in Denton on August 16, 2014. Since then, they have honed a powerful, poetic sound composed of bar-rattling jams and rock anthems.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?!
Truthful, sincere, emotive.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why. My (Caleb) favorite part is connecting with people. I write to express but I write in hope of sharing my expression. We then record so we can document the expression and share it over and over as time goes. Finally, every time we perform, we have an opportunity to connect. It all revolves around connection with others.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
It’s a blast and it is fun--but we take our fun very seriously.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy being a husband and a father.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why? I admire my band members. It means the world to me that they believe in the songs and want to keep playing them.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it? I’ve always felt that songwriting begins when intense feeling is initially recognized. They’ve all been emotional, but I’m not sure exactly what any of them mean.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year? New material happens every single day. New songs are always in the works. If we had the funds we would be recording a new album right now. As an indie artist, it is usually the lack of funding that puts a halt on things--the material is always there.
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More about Remain! In the Fall of 2015 Remain recorded their debut EP "The World Beyond." The EP was recorded at Reeltime Audio in Denton, TX with the Grammy-award- winning producer/engineer Eric Delegard. In March of 2016 the band secured management by signing with Robert Speed Productions and "The World Beyond" went on to have singles featured on local stations DentonRadio.com as well as 97.1 The Eagle. In addition, the single "Speed" was featured on The Deuce Radio Shows originating in the UK and was featured on multiple radio shows in Europe, Australia, and North America.
In the Summer of 2017 Remain released the single "Millennial Nation" which aired on multiple radio shows worldwide. In 2018 Remain's single "Millennial Nation" was picked up by Bongo Boy Records. The single was added to the labels' album "Alternative Rock MachOne," a release that was distributed to the Asian and other worldwide markets. In conjunction with their first label release, Remain was named by The Dentonite as one of Denton's 15 Music Acts Making Moves in 2018! In 2019, Remain underwent a lineup change and committed to redefining their sound. Most of 2019 was spent, funding, writing, rehearsing, demoing songs, regrouping the band lineup, and finally returning to Reeltime Audio in Oct. 2019 to complete their first full-length album entitled "Millennial Nation." Millennial Nation was set to be released in April 2020. As Covid-19 hit, Remain decided to hold off on releasing the debut LP, let the pandemic pass, and hopefully clear the way for a more impactful release.