At 21-years-old, New Jersey-born musician Quincy Mumford has already accomplished numerous feats. After just five years, Mumford performed more than 400 shows and released four award-winning albums. Mumford not only produces solo projects, but is also known for forming bands with other musicians.
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why, recipient of Asbury Park’s Music Award for Top Pop Band in 2011, is comprised of Karlee Bloomfield, Brian Gearty, Mike Zdeb and David Vosel, with whom Mumford expresses that he shares a strong bond, like a family.
“They all have respect for each other and love and passion for each other and their instruments, which is really cool,” says Mumford. “I’ve come and gone through a lot of musicians in and out of my bands.”
Mumford describes the experience of performing with his fellow band members as having a conversation with each other on stage through music.
“It’s crazy, I can’t really explain it. It’s like, it’s really interesting, but it’s like sitting down at a table with each other – it’s all positive,” says Mumford.
On July 30, Mumford released his latest album “It’s Only Change” with producer Ken Coomer (also known as the former drummer of the band ‘Wilco’). For Mumford, “It’s Only Change” represents an array of emotions and the balance between negative and positive experiences that change has influenced in his life.
In particular, Mumford mentions the first track of the album “Change,” a song written for his girlfriend of three years.
“It’s about change and how changes are really difficult to go through,” says Mumford. “But in order to get past that you need to learn how to be able to embrace it and take it in other than let it overcome you.”
Following up after the release of “Change,” Mumford explains that the next step is to continue to pushing forward and produce more music with The Reason Why.
“We’re gonna continue touring and never stop touring. We’re always kind of creating and trying to put out new music,” says Mumford.
“We’ve just gotta keep on keepin’ on, right?”