Ross Lynch - The Driver Era - AltPress Issue 371
In their relatively brief time on Earth, Ross Lynch and Rocky, the navigators of THE DRIVER ERA, have seen a lot. You may remember them as members of the pop band R5; if not, you’re most assuredly familiar with Ross’ high-profile acting career in things both commercial (as Harvey Kinkle in the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) and decidedly fringe (as the titular serial killer in the 2017 indie film My Friend Dahmer). But unlike the hive mind aspects of film and television industries, the Lynch brothers are taking and maintaining control of their music career in a big way. The Driver Era are ready to release their debut LP, which promises to confuse critics and enrapture fans with their blatant disregard for allegiance to genre. From chrome-plated Motown (“Feel You Now”) to songs you sing in the van when you’re parked at Walmart at 4 a.m., too tired to drive but still seeking joy (“Welcome To The End Of Your Life”), the Driver Era are moving their art forward—in all directions. The Lynch brothers have a lot to say about where they’ve been and where they’re going.