ARMY ranger duo Interstate 10 are working on new music and releasing a single that will fittingly drop Memorial Day Weekend.
Every musician has their story and brings their own personal experiences to the music. And more often than not, they are also taking on so many more tasks in life than just creating their respective art forms. The contemporary country pop duo Interstate 10 exemplifies that every day, as Army Rangers Justin Wright and Andrew Yacovone have been on deployment since February 2016.
They may be far away, but they have been busy as ever. They are stationed in different locations, with Andrew being in Kandahar and Justin in Bagram, near Kabul. Justin has been in charge of battle tracking all of his unit’s missions, while Andrew has been an Executive Officer in charge of maintenance, logistics, and accountability. Despite the long arduous hours and long-distance, the two have managed to find time to write nine songs during their off time. They often get together via a video teleconferencing system and stay up late writing songs.
The last few months have been full of hard work, appreciation, and growth for Interstate 10. They’ve tackled the challenges of a new environment and long-distance with immense enthusiasm, and are proud to showcase what they’ve been working on.
With Memorial Day approaching, the two decided it would be the opportune time to release their upcoming single, "I’m Gonna Miss You". Unlike many of their light-hearted hits, this song carries a more solemn sentiment. It was originally written by Andrew during the week leading up to his first deployment. It’s a bittersweet tune that reflects the proverbial road soldiers face, where God only knows what is to come. It is a tribute to the men and women who have given their lives to protect their country, and shows a new side of Interstate 10 that you have not seen before. The single and music video will be released on May 27th, Memorial Day Weekend.
Watch Interstate 10's promo video for their upcoming single "I'm Gonna Miss You":
Justin and Andrew will be reunited this July in Bagram, where they plan to continue writing, and publishing videos of the songs they’ve been working on. They will be releasing their track "Get Down", along with a music video, this fall while they are in Afghanistan.
With the combined charisma and willpower these two share, there’s no doubt there are great things to come. They will be keeping themselves quite busy these next few months, so check out their website for upcoming announcements. And for a closer look into their everyday lives, check out their Facebook page and blog posts.
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