Pet Envy talks making "weep in the club" music!
How did you come up with your band's name?
It stems from an inside joke about my (Shelbi) cat. But really we wanted to come up with a term or a word that we could assign a meaning to. A “pet envy” is something you’re jealous of someone for but too embarrassed to say it out loud.
How are you as a band living your best life right now?
Everyone in the band is experiencing really exciting new things individually. We’ve got members of our band buying their first homes, going back to school full time, expecting their first babies, releasing really impressive solo albums, and so much more. It’s been one heck of a year but everyone is making the most of it and it’s so cool to sit back and watch everyone achieve their personal goals. What ways have you changed your life to be able to live your best life?
It took me a few years to realize how much I benefit from weekly therapy and I'm really trying to make that part of my routine in the last six months. It’s so easy to get busy with music or work or even just socially and neglect your mental health completely. Even when things are going “great” it just helps so much to have someone in your life that you can bounce ideas off of/go to with your vulnerability. What new music should new fans be listening to? Anything that makes your ears happy! We’re not here to boss you around. That being said: I can’t stop listening to Remi wolf, Del Water Gap, Henry Hall, and Tennis. Any advice you can give to artists out of experience when it comes to putting out music?
You can never plan too much. Setting up a proper campaign whether it's minimal or has a ton of moving parts–it's best to have some kind of plan. Also, supporting other artists with their releases builds a strong community of support. It is a very important aspect to releasing music that can be easily overlooked in our opinion.
How did you come up with your latest track title? It’s a line from the first verse. “if that was a molehill, this is the mountain. You couldn’t feel an oz of my love, so let’s name this the fountain. ” I wanted a title that didn’t give away any of the song's meaning until you listen to the entire thing. Who are you most inspired by in this industry? I’m not lying when I say it’s a toss up between all of my Nashville friends/acquaintances. Tayls, Travollta, Athena, The Blam Blams— just to name a few—and so many others that just never stop hustling/radiating gratitude and love. Anyone who is letting friendship/good gut feelings lead them in their endeavors. I surround myself with people who really and truly want to see others succeed. It’s really hard not to be inspired when you’re surrounded by people trying to lift each other up. Upcoming projects you can share with us? I'd be lying if I said we weren’t working up to a full length album release. We tried a concept album right before the pandemic and though we got pretty far on it, it just ended up not being the right time for that. We lovingly set a lot of those tunes aside for another day and started another heavy pop project with our friend and brilliant engineer Owen Lewis. I told him I wanted to make some “weep in the club” pop music and we started writing. His process has allowed those to really open up to their full potential and I’m so excited to put them out.