With good music being released almost every day, Westview is an unstoppable force that is on the rise. The band was formerly known as Stellar Revival, and their brand-new country act is here to shake the landscape with their pop and rock style interpretations of the genre. The band is produced by Grammy-nominated Zakk Cervini (Blink 182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Poppy).
The band’s debut single, What It Ain’t (Will Hoge, Emily Shackelton, and Ben West), delivers an incredibly catchy chorus. Mixed by the legendary Tom Lord-Alge, the song surpassed 100,000 streams in its first month. Their current single, Cross Your Heart, made waves on Apple Music‘s Country Hot Tracks alongside Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney. Another single, ‘Old-Fashioned Love’ landed on Spotify’s New Music Nashville playlist and is featured in the upcoming feature film, The Legend of the Five (2021).
Band members Rino Cerbone, Steve Morgan, Andrew Koussevitzky, Mike Lowther, and Ryan Spears reunited for performing at The Forum in 2017 as the opening slot for Bon Jovi. This opportunity gave them the chance to reflect on their writing and their shared love for music.
According to Westview singer, Rino Cerbone “The time apart allowed us to reflect on what we’ve written, but our love for country music was always there. Coming from the active rock world, we never had a good opportunity to dive into that genre, and that’s something we really wanted to do.” As a group of people with a deep understanding and love for country music, they decided to record in both Los Angeles, and Nashville in order to flex their creativity and build on the results.
Despite the difficulties posed by the pandemic, the band members remained fairly busy in 2020 as they released three hit singles (What It Aint, Cross Your Heart, Old Fashioned Love), and managed to achieve more than 200,000 streams on Spotify. Currently, a lot is going on in the world which is something that inspired Westview to create a song called ‘Love and Freedom’ that is coming out in 2021. The song really brings back the tranquil, worry-free feeling of reminiscing the times when they were more peaceful and harmonious.
The band is all set to make waves in 2021 as nothing is more fulfilling for them than playing live. With high hopes of being able to perform at concerts once again, they have a bunch of releases for 2021 that they are extremely excited to share with the world. Westview is aiming for springtime releases and is working on fine-tuning their work for now. They are also pleased to announce that a Stellar Revival classic, ‘Saving Grace’ has been re-recorded in Westview’s new style and will be released soon. Westview, with all of their music in the pipeline, is a band to watch out for in 2021.