Walk Off The Earth multi-instrumentalist Ryan Marshall talks about the band's hot-selling debut album Sing It All Away, and how they took their careers into their own hands.
Your major-label debut, Sing It All Away, enters at No. 45 on Top Album Sales and No. 71 on the Billboard 200. As a group best-known for YouTube covers, is it hard to shake that stigma when releasing original music?
We definitely didn’t view it as an obstacle. I don’t think Walk Off was ever a cover band. At times, just because of YouTube, people will think that. People would search for [other artists’] songs and then find us, whereas if we were putting an original song on YouTube, they wouldn’t find us. It just kind of worked out in a way that allowed us to introduce our sound and style to a lot of people, and that brought them into the world of what Walk Off the Earth is.