Hello Forever

High in the clouds above the Pacific, living surreptitiously in the hidden hills of Topanga Canyon, exists the art-pop ensemble Hello Forever. Their residence and creative clubhouse, which they found on Craigslist, sits on the former site of an abandoned 1960s nudist commune and serves as the seven-piece group’s musical and spiritual center. Here, singer-songwriter and guitarist Samuel Joseph gathers his current collaborators—Lina Kay, Andy Jimenez, Jaron Crespi, and Anand Darsie—to work on their ever-expanding repertoire. While home, they maintain a five-days-a-week rehearsal schedule and a variety of friendly faces have been known to pop by. Joseph even opened his home to friends and fans for a ritualistic performance and gathering. If it seems at all eccentric, then Joseph thinks that’s just fine. “I like the word because, to me, it means strange in a beautiful way,” Joseph says. “I identify with that very playfully.” Living remotely is nothing new for Joseph; it enables him to surrender, let go, get out of the way, and say yes, he says, to an intuitive and sacred relationship he feels with music.

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Events featuring Hello Forever

Mar 18, 2023
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Presented by
SXSW Spotlight Showcase: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Topanga, CA
Indie Pop
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