Welcome to the new episode of the Pop Shop Podcast’s Headliner Interview, Billboard's weekly long-form talk with a compelling, inspirational voice in the world of music. This week, staff writer Chris Payne sits down with rising alternative pop trio Against the Current.
Remember when Fueled By Ramen was popping off, launching the career of scene bands like Fall Out Boy and Paramore? Well, it’s still scoring (remember how well Panic! at the Disco’s 2016 album did?) and Poughkeepsie, New York’s Against the Current is perhaps the brightest young hope on the roster of the Atlantic imprint. And they really are young! Members Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow and Will Ferri came together in 2011 while they were still in high school, learned to write songs in their basements and used YouTube go grow a sizable audience for those songs.