With their latest release, an acoustic EP, out just over a month ago, Till I Fall are a pop-rock band based out of San Jose, CA that will win you over in a heartbeat! Continue reading to learn more about who Brandon Leland, the vocalist of Till I Fall, is beyond his role in the band.
Are you a cat or dog person?
Dogs, but I think we all like cats too. Animals are dope!
Who is the most inspirational figure in your life?
Oooh, that’s a tough one. Musically it would probably be Tupac Shakur. Not only was he an incredible artist, but he was always very vocal about his beliefs and used his platform to try and create change for the better.
What was your childhood like?
I grew up with my Mother and older brother, both of which who loved music and entertainment–that’s absolutely where I got my passion and interest in performing. My Father died when I was 5 and growing up for me was a mix of understanding and trying to figure out life while also trying to grow up without my Dad. Music played a huge role in helping me get through those hard times.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Italian Food. All of it.
Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
Zax is a solid hockey Goalie and photographer, he actually edits and designs a lot of content for us. I grew up doing theatre and worked as a boxing coach for a while, so staying active and healthy is a big thing for both of us.
What is your favorite movie and why?
Hmm all time favorite would probably be Rocky or Miracle. I love stories about the Underdog achieving the impossible.
Do you have a favorite actor?
A few, but to keep it short — Heath Ledger, Richard Dreyfuss, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Can you name 3 random facts about yourself?
My dream car is a 1954 Corvette, my favorite color is red, and I haven’t been to McDonald’s in 4 or 5 years.
What was your high school senior quote?
I don’t think I had one? I’m not sure… I haven’t seen my Senior yearbook in a couple years…
What are your passions outside of music?
I like to read and write a lot… poems, screenplays, lyrics. I spend a lot of time listening to new and old music and kinda dissecting it. I’d say I’m most passionate about people and talking with friends and family. I really care about the people in my life and enjoy meeting new people and kind of hearing about who they are and what they’re going through in life. I feel like communication is one of the greatest tools we have in our world and having the chance to connect with people can be an incredible thing.
Pros and cons of the city you live in?
Pros–it’s 30 mins from the beach, it doesn’t rain too often, most of our friends and family are here, and our hockey team is the San Jose Sharks!
Cons–Everything is stupid expensive because of the Silicon Valley, in certain areas you can come across ignorant and entitled rich people, and family business struggle to stay in business because of growing rent. The cost of everything and then fast pace of the tech industry are kind of eliminating a community in different areas, and having lived in SJ most of our lives it’s disappointing to see.
What does your dream vacation consist of?
All of my friends and family chilling on a boat with herb and Snoop Dogg.
You’re stuck on an island with only five records. Which five would you choose?
1) Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
2) Self Titled by Blink 182
3) All Eyes on Me by Tupac
4) After Laughter by Paramore
5) Falling Into Place by Rebelution