Ryan had been writing songs and playing guitar since he was younger. One night, Ryan invited me (Andy) over to listen to some things he had been working on and I loved it. I told him how I had been writing lyrics since I was a kid. This is where it all began. We started to combine my lyrics with Ryan's melody, and together shared a sound. We came to realize that we shared lots of the same experiences and were singing about things that meant a lot to us. Our friends loved everything we were making, so we stuck with it.