Pop trio Before You Exit release new single ‘Heart Like California’

By on July 21, 2014
Before You Exit

The pop trio, known as Before You Exit, have premiered their new single, “Heart Like California”, on air with Radio Disney. You can watch the lyric video for the track, here: http://bit.ly/WqGY8F . The song was written and produced by Before You Exit’s own Connor and Riley McDonough, with all mixing done by Connor. On the release of “Heart Like California,” Riley tells us, “‘Heart Like California’ is a song we’ve been wanting to put out for a long time and it shows a different side to our music. It’s got a fun summer vibe and we can’t wait to hear everyone singing along.” The band recently released a music video for their hit single, “Dangerous”, which you can check out, here: http://bit.ly/1dHgWzZ. “Dangerous”, co-written by Connor and Riley McDonough and mixed by Serben Ghenea, also premiered on Radio Disney. For more information, please visit: www.BeforeYouExit.com.


The band was recently named the winner of the third annual Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Campaign. They will be performing alongside music’s biggest stars at this year’s iconic two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 19th and 20th, as well as performing at the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November.


Before You Exit spent the past month on tour with Fifth Harmony for select dates of their 5th Times A Charm Tour, after having previously wrapped up their spring headlining run, The Dangerous Tour, with Plug In Stereo as direct support. Before You Exit released their latest EP, I Like That, last February. The EP’s title track, peaked at #4 on Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown.


The Orlando, Florida-based band of brothers have been playing ever since they were little. The group consists of Connor McDonough, 20, (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough, 18, (Vocals), and younger brother Toby McDonough, 16, (Vocals/Guitar) and they’ve already began to make their mark on the world.

With their most recent EP, I Like That, the three brothers have crafted a soaring pop album of uplifting relationship songs that effortlessly blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. “We were searching for a sound, and wrote with as many people as we could. It helped us grow and write better songs. For this album we wrote 30 to 40 songs and picked our favorites,” Riley McDonough says. The band drew inspiration and wrote songs from sessions with such seasoned vets as Robert Ellis Orall (Taylor Swift), Dan Book and Alexei Misoul (Hot Chelle Rae), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), and Stephen Barker Liles (Love and Theft). The album standout and first single, “I Like That”, is a tune with tenderly romantic lyrics and big pop-rock beat. Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo, along with Connor McDonough, produced the album. “They really listened to what we wanted to do and let us try out our ideas, no matter how crazy,” Connor says laughing. “Because of that, we feel really connected to the way the recording turned out,” Riley adds. The group is even more excited for the release of their brand new music coming soon!


With Before You Exit’s release, the I Like That EP, the band has been critically acclaimed by the likes of MTV, J-14, Seventeen, Radio Disney, Teen, Teen Vogue, Popstar!, Just Jared, just to name a few. The band has also toured/played with high profile acts such as

Cody Simpson, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Fifth Harmony, and even the Jonas Brothers.

Conjuring up the optimism in the band’s name-inspired by the sentiment“make a difference before you exit“- the band works daily to make their way to the top but they never fail to stop and appreciate what has helped get them this far.“There’s no way we’d be anywhere without our incredible fans. They are behind us every step of the way and are a huge piece of this band,” states youngest brother, Toby. In light of the many short lived and fly by night artists, this young, singer/songwriting, brother driven band, is one to be around for a while.


Purchase Before You Exit’s new single, “Heart Like California”, on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/heartlikecalifornia.


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Tour Dates:


7.26                       Wildwood Convention Center                                        Wildwood, NJ

7.27                       Rye Playland                                                                Rye, NY

8.9                         Six Flags Over Georgia                                                 Austell, GA

8.23                       Six Flags Great Adventure                                             Jackson, NJ

8.24                       Digifest  – Minnesota State Fair                                      St. Paul, MN


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.