Photo Diary: Check Out the Unfiltered Lives of Highly Suspect’s Johnny Stevens + Rich and Ryan Meyer
Photo via Highly Suspect
Brooklyn rock trio Highly Suspect first caught my attention with the release of their feisty, hard-hitting love track “Lydia.” Lead singer Johnny Stevens’ rap-like cadence over angsty guitar shreds reminded me of what Lil Wayne tried for with his 2010 release Rebirth, in which he struggled to lend Hip-Hop swagger to Rock n Roll’s bedlam. Song after song, Highly Suspect seemed to fall into an impressively unique rhythmic flow, culminating in their striking debut album Mister Asylum.
To celebrate the album’s release last Friday, we’ve asked Stevens and twins Rich and Ryan Meyer to show us the unfiltered lives of musicians on the brink of stardom through a personal photo journal for each. Take a look at the guys hanging out in their hometown of Cape Cod, snuggling with cats, and looking mighty fine at while hitting the gym, below.
I’ve been a musician for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never experienced anything like being handed my first vinyl. Looking at these for the first time is something I will certainly never forget.
Some of the crew back home on Cape Cod eating the freshest raw bar in the universe at the Sand Dollar. (Kitty Kat, Teebo, Kydiddy Queen of the City, Sean Jiggy John and Jaime Bondo with the middle finger.
I took a sweet downward hair selfy with my good friend Matt Kofos during the happy hour oyster/shrimp raw bar at the Sand dollar in Dennisport—then we took this upward hair selfy too.
I went back to my hometown to visit some friends and celebrate 4th of July. I found this neat spider crab during the fireworks.
I‘ve been working out when I can pull myself off the beach and trying to get in better shape for the upcoming tour. It really helps to perform if you’re in shape and there’s nothing that feels quite as good as a solid workout.