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{{Infobox musical artist
 
| name            = Half Alive
 
| background      = group_or_band
 
| origin          = [[Long Beach, California]], U.S.
 
| genre            = {{flatlist|
 
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* [[Indie pop]]
 
* [[electropop]]
 
* [[pop rock]]
 
}}
 
| years_active    = 2017–present
 
| website          = {{URL|halfalive.co/}}
 
| current_members  = {{plainlist|
 
*Josh Taylor
 
* Brett Kramer
 
* J Tyler Johnson
 
}}
 
}}
 
'''Half Alive''' (stylized as '''half•alive''')<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/half-alive/1308651354|title=half•alive on Apple Music|last=|first=|date=|website=Apple Music|language=en-US|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 14, 2018}}</ref> is an American band from [[Long Beach, California]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://twitter.com/halfaliveco|title=half•alive (@halfaliveco) - Twitter|last=|first=|date=|website=twitter.com|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> The band was formed in 2016 and consists of lead singer Josh Taylor, drummer Brett Kramer and J Tyler Johnson. Their first [[Extended play|EP]], ''3'', was released in 2017.<ref>{{Citation|last=|first=|title=3 - Single by half•alive|date=April 24, 2017|url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/3-single/1308651350|volume=|pages=|language=en-US|access-date=November 14, 2018}}</ref>
 
 
 
== History ==
 
Josh Taylor had previously been lead singer for "The Moderates", a band from Long Beach, California. The band released their debut EP ''Colour'' in 2013.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://twitter.com/halfaliveco/status/851592990254448640|title=half•alive on Twitter|last=|first=|date=|work=Twitter|access-date=November 14, 2018|language=en}}</ref> In November 2015, Taylor announced a seven month songwriting program during which he hoped to write 50 songs,<ref>{{Citation|last=Josh Taylor|first=|title=50 Songs in 7 Months|date=November 18, 2015|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZI-vjmihg|volume=|pages=|access-date=November 14, 2018}}</ref> a project that would eventually end on December 30.<ref>{{Citation|last=Josh Taylor|first=|title=7 months of my life in 5 minutes|date=January 12, 2016|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn_PXMbqbDU|volume=|pages=|access-date=November 14, 2018}}</ref> The project would eventually spawn all of Half Alive's released music.<ref name=":0" /><ref name=":2">{{Cite web|url=https://open.spotify.com/artist/7sOR7gk6XUlGnxj3p9F54k|title=half•alive|last=|first=|date=|website=Spotify|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref>
 
 
 
It was announced that The Moderates had disbanded in on April 10, 2017 due to other commitments, but that an EP as well as a new [[music video]] would be released by Taylor's new band, "Half Alive".<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://twitter.com/halfaliveco/status/851592990254448640|title=half•alive on Twitter|last=|first=|date=|work=Twitter|access-date=November 14, 2018|language=en}}</ref> The band's first single, "The Fall", was released on April 24 of that year . alongside its music video.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://newsickmusic.com/half%E2%80%A2alive-fall-video|title=half•alive – “the fall” (Video)|last=|first=|date=|website=newsickmusic.com|language=en-US|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 14, 2018}}</ref> Their debut EP, ''3'', was released on the same day.<ref>{{Citation|last=|first=|title=3 - Single by half•alive|date=April 24, 2017|url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/3-single/1308651350|volume=|pages=|language=en-US|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> It was recorded inside a helicopter hanger in the [[Mojave Desert]] which had been converted to a recording studio with the help of [[James Krausse]].<ref name=":0">{{Cite news|url=http://www.longbeachindependent.com/2017/04/half%E2%80%A2alive-release-debut-ep-video-fall/|title=half•alive Release Debut EP & Video "the fall" - Long Beach Independent|last=|first=|date=April 24, 2017|work=Long Beach Independent|access-date=November 1, 2018|language=en-US}}</ref> A behind the scenes video for "The Fall" was uploaded onto the band's YouTube channel in July.<ref>{{Citation|last=half•alive|first=|title=half•alive - the fall (BEHIND THE SCENES)|date=July 30, 2017|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S6lF9Wycr8&feature=youtu.be|volume=|pages=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> "Aawake at Night", the second single from the EP, was released on November 6.<ref>{{Citation|last=half•alive|first=|title=half•alive - aawake at night [VIDEO]|date=November 6, 2017|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGy9wdgCWEk&feature=youtu.be|volume=|pages=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> The three songs from the EP collectively amassed 4 million streams on [[Spotify]] in July 2018 and currently have over 6 million as of November 2018.<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.onestowatch.com/blog/indie-pop-trio-halfalive-wins-warehouse-dance|title=Indie Pop Trio half•alive Wins Warehouse Dance Videos with “still feel.” Visual / Ones To Watch|last=|first=|date=|work=Ones To Watch|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref><ref name=":2" />
 
 
 
On August 3, 2018, the band released a single called "Still Feel", accompanied by a single take music video filmed at the [[Bronson Canyon]].<ref>{{Citation|last=half•alive|first=|title=half•alive - still feel. [VIDEO]|date=August 3, 2018|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOOhPfMbuIQ|volume=|pages=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> The video attracted attraction attention for its [[choreography]] and received positive reviews from publications including [[Alternative Press (magazine)|Alternative Press]] and [[Rock Sound]], the former calling the cinematography, done by lead singer Josh Taylor and JA Collective,<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/09/11/646347234/new-mix-thom-yorke-sylvan-esso-buke-gase-more|title=New Mix: Thom Yorke, Sylvan Esso, Buke & Gase, More|last=|first=|date=|work=NPR.org|access-date=November 28, 2018|language=en}}</ref> "first-class" and the latter calling the band "so multi-talented".<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.altpress.com/news/half-alive-dance-still-feel-choreography-music-video/|title=Watch indie newcomers half•alive nail this incredible choreography in one take|last=|first=|date=August 3, 2018|work=Alternative Press|access-date=November 15, 2018|language=en-US}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.rocksound.tv/news/read/introducing-halfalive-check-out-their-brand-new-video|title=Introducing: half•alive- Check Out Their Brand New Video - News - Rock Sound Magazine|last=|first=|date=|work=Rock Sound Magazine|access-date=November 15, 2018|language=en-GB}}</ref> That week, it was featured on [[YouTube]]'s “New Music This Week” playlist.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180809055059/https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgquLnL59alW3xmYiWRaoz0oM3H17Lth|title=New Music This Week - YouTube|last=|first=|date=August 9, 2018|website=|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> As of November 2018, the song has over 10 million views on YouTube and over 4 million streams on Spotify.<ref>{{Citation|last=|first=|title=still feel.|date=August 3, 2018|url=https://open.spotify.com/album/1cmfIeXY4XaPd4GUBZe51b|volume=|pages=|language=en|access-date=November 16, 2018}}</ref> The band subsequently performed their first live show in October 2018 at the Moroccan Lounge in [[Los Angeles]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.themoroccan.com/event/1759390-half-alive-los-angeles/|title=half•alive - Tickets - Moroccan Lounge - Los Angeles, CA - October 29th, 2018|last=|first=|date=|website=The Moroccan|language=en-US|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 16, 2018}}</ref> They are set to begin their first tour, taking place in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.rocksound.tv/news/read/halfalive-have-announced-their-uk-debut-and-its-on-sale-now|title=Half•Alive Have Announced Their UK Debut, And It’s On Sale Now - News - Rock Sound Magazine|last=|first=|date=|work=Rock Sound Magazine|access-date=November 15, 2018|language=en-GB}}</ref><ref name=":3" />
 
 
 
There has been speculation that the band are set to release their second record, reputedly named ''*7'', due to teasers on the band's website and social media, as well as at the end of the band's music video for "Still Feel".<ref name=":3">{{Cite web|url=https://halfalive.co/|title=half•alive|last=|first=|date=|website=half•alive|language=en-US|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://twitter.com/iamjoshuataylor|title=josh taylor (@iamjoshuataylor) {{!}} Twitter|last=|first=|date=|website=twitter.com|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref><ref name=":1">{{Citation|last=Genius|first=|title=half•alive "still feel." Official Lyrics & Meaning - Verified|date=November 3, 2018|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dXYcoOY4gc|volume=|pages=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref>
 
 
 
== Musical style and influences ==
 
The band's musical style has primarily been described as [[indie pop]],<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.onestowatch.com/blog/indie-pop-trio-halfalive-wins-warehouse-dance|title=Indie Pop Trio half•alive Wins Warehouse Dance Videos with “still feel.” Visual / Ones To Watch|last=|first=|date=|work=Ones To Watch|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref><ref name=":1" /> but also as [[electropop]]<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.spinorbinmusic.com/item/4883-new-band-half-alive-s-amazing-talent-could-take-them-places|title=Album Review: New Band, half•alive's Amazing Talent Could Take Them Places!! - Spin or Bin Music|last=Marissa|first=|date=|website=www.spinorbinmusic.com|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=November 15, 2018}}</ref> and [[pop rock]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://lovelessmag.com/2017/12/05/artist-spotlight-half-alive/|title=Artist Spotlight: Half Alive|last=|first=|date=December 5, 2017|work=loveless magazine|access-date=November 15, 2018|language=en-US}}</ref> The band has cited [[psychology]] and [[film]] as some of their influences and incorporate themes of anxiety and religion in their songs.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://substreammagazine.com/2017/09/half-alive-josh-taylor-interview/|title=half•alive's Josh Taylor on new music: "It’s been a wild journey"|last=Aikins|first=Gabriel|date=September 18, 2017|work=Substream Magazine|access-date=November 15, 2018|language=en-US}}</ref><ref name=":1" />
 
 
 
== Discography ==
 
 
 
=== Extended plays ===
 
{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="text-align:center;"
 
! scope="col"|Title
 
! scope="col"|Details
 
|-
 
! scope="row" |''3''
 
|
 
* Released: April 24, 2017
 
* Label: [[Self-publishing|Self-released]]
 
* Format: [[Music download|DD]]
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Singles ===
 
{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" border="1" style="text-align:center;"
 
! scope="col" |Title
 
! scope="col" |Year
 
!Album
 
|-
 
! scope="row" |"The Fall"
 
| rowspan="2" |2017
 
| rowspan="2" |''3''
 
|-
 
! scope="row" |"Aawake at Night"
 
|-
 
! scope="row" |"Still Feel"
 
|2018
 
| {{TBA}}
 
|}
 
 
 
== References ==
 
<references />
 
[[Category:Indie pop groups from California]]
 

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