Seven Questions In Heaven With RKDN

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven With RKDN's Matt Orr!

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Alt pop right in the middle of Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
Imagine Dragons are a really big influence on us sonically and personally. We come from the same roots and we remember seeing them at a local club called Velour that they'd play every few months (also where we got our start). They were the nicest, most energetic, genuine people on the planet. Seeing them grow from pulling 150 people at Velour to winning Grammys has influenced us in more ways than we can put into this interview. Sonically speaking we really like all your indie pop bands like the Killers and Coldplay. I'm on a really big Tame Impala kick right now.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Coldplay's Parachutes.

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
We played this show up on Ogden, UT (about an hour north of SLC) where we finished our set, everyone left and everything went great, then the club owner (who was a bit hammered) came up to us and said "I loved that so much, I'll pay you an extra $200 to play your set again." So we did, to just him and like 3 other people. That was super weird. Pretty fun at the same time.

What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
Amateur go kart racing. Clark (keys) and I take it way too seriously. We're pretty good though! We love how competitive it gets. We've seen some fist fights at the local track.

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Pralines & Dick because we love Wayne's World. Shout out to anyone who gets that quote. Just kidding. Something with a stupid sexual pun like Karamel Sutra. Puns make dessert taste better because they put a smile on your face.

Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
This is a tough one. These five in this order:
1.) Coldplay
2.) Michael Jackson
3.) Adele
4.) Led Zeppelin
5.) The Beatles
And then we'd all jam "All You Need Is Love" to close it out.

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