An Interview with Perrin Lamb by Perrin Lamb
When did you start writing music and performing?
I got a guitar for Christmas one year in college. I would spend hours in my room trying to learn all the classic songs you learn when you start playing guitar. I finally got the nerve to go out and play some open mic nights around Jackson, Miss., where I met some other fledgling musicians who encouraged me to start writing my own stuff.
You recently formed an a cappella group with some friends from Nashville and competed on NBC’s hit show, The Sing Off. How was that experience? Yes, we are called The Collective. We’re a group of singer-songwriters who got together at the behest of our friend Jeremy Lister, who was on The Sing Off season 2 with his group Street Corner Symphony. Being on the show was one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had in music! I met so many talented people and learned more about music in one summer than I had in the previous nine years combined!
Speaking of TV, your music has been featured in some popular shows, right? My songs have been featured in Kyle XY, Army Wives, Grey’s Anatomy, The Real World and The Hills.
You have released three EPs — Be This Way, Feels Like Home and Sometimes The Night. How does this new music compare or differ from your previous work? Each of these projects was a snapshot of where I was and what I was into at the time. I’m always trying to find that ‘signature sound’, and my previous projects are a basically a road map to that sound. With this new batch, I feel like I’ve finally zeroed in on it!