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Interview: Satellite Citi

Coming at you all the way from Los Angeles, California, Anna Gevorkian and Shaunt Sulahian formed the rock duo known as Satellite Citi. Drawing inspiration from their own personal influences as well as incorporating personal life experiences and struggles, the married duo tackle dynamic lyrics and look to deliver music that one can only describe as deeply honest and surprisingly personal, all while exploring an excitingly refreshing rock n roll sound. It’s less times than not to discover a two-piece band that can give you the full five person band experience with just two members. Lucky for us, that very band already exists.

Since recently releasing their song ‘Empath’ the rock duo have released an acoustic version of the song in which it encapsulates the song's meaning in a way that you will feel deep down in your bones. The songwriting shines in a more reflective way as it lets you absorb its lyrics with a tonality, I'm sure the band wanted us all to feel with an acoustic vibe. You can absolutely place bets that this band will be around for some time to come. Which is why I was so reluctant to get an audience with the husband-wife powerhouse. Make sure you watch below for a truly wonderful discussion with rock’s brightest up and coming stars!

Brandon: Personally I deal with a lot of anxiety, a lot of us do, people listening, and it’s really important to talk about. I don’t think it should be a topic that should be stigmatized like it used to be or honestly like it still is. I think it’s amazing that you can use music as your outlet to let that out and to really express yourself and use it in a therapeutic way. If you don’t mind I’d really like to touch on that a little bit. What was that like for you to be writing songs—especially with that one in particular to really get that off your chest and really express yourself that way?

Shaunt: "Sure man, yeah, I don’t mind at all. It’s triggering at first you know? Any musician with mental health struggles will tell you that when writing a song, sometimes it’s hard for them to play it live cause you know they think about what happened or what’s going on or what thoughts they were having while they were writing the song. But then you know just like every other fear, you expose yourself to it and the more you expose yourself to your fears then that kind of dies down, so you know I think it was on purpose you know so I could feel comfortable in my own shoes. Not just as a musician but someone who has OCD and kind of living with that and knowing that this isn’t something that goes away quickly and you know something I’m going to live with and how am I going to progress in life while having this thing. I think it’s important and I think it’s a good outlet and I think it helps in the long run."

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