After the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors game Tuesday, March 13, crossover country-pop duo 17 Memphis took to the Billboard Lounge to play their first-ever live show and chat with Billboard's Natalie Maher to discuss their current and future plans.
17 Memphis has released their debut project, a seven-track EP called 'Three Coors & The Truth.' In it is a mix of country, pop, and electronic that'll interest fans of all genres. Next week, 17 Memphis heads out on tour with Luke Pell and Logan Mize.
Luke Pell, Logan Mize, and 17 Memphis will be hitting the road this spring for their Hometowns and Highways Tour.The tour kicks off in Waterloo, N.Y., and will visit cities across the country including Dallas, Minneapolis, Austin, and Oklahoma City as well.
If you were to blend the Chainsmokers with Florida Georgia Line, you'd get 17 Memphis. The fearless new duo of Chelsea Todd and pop genius Felix Snow — who has written and produced for artists like Katy Perry and Selena Gomez — are equipped with their 808s and drum loops and ready to make a bold statement in world of country music.
17 Memphis is a new duo in country music but are no strangers to the music industry. They’ve released multiple singles thus far titled “Honey Jack”, “Leather and Levi’s” and “Lonely Off These Lips." The most recent release is titled “Backseat Lovin'” and it brings a very original sound.
At the start of 17 Memphis' "Leather & Levi's," a mandolin cycles gracefully through a delicate, pretty riff. You know where you are -- an intro like this almost guarantees that you are listening to a country song. But then the bassline oozes in, juicy and programmed, pushing the track far from Nashville tropes.