VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: SixForty1 Talks About The Creative Process Behind Making Their “Started Right Here” EP And More In Their Interview With AlexisJoyVIPAccess!

SixForty1 Members Brooks Hoffman And Austin Gee
Photo Credits: @SixForty1 on Instagram

A new year comes new music to listen to, and if you’re looking for some tracks to add onto your playlists to kick off 2022 the right way, then SixForty1 should definitely be your go-to. Pop-country duo, SixForty1 is made up of gifted musicians Brooks Hoffman and Austin Gee, who have truly been blessing our ears with some of the greatest songs to jam out to. They recently released their sensational EP, Started Right Here, which features songs including “Bad,” “Never Gets Old,” “Started Right Here,” “Not Me Missing You,” “Me and Your Memory,” and “All Night.” There truly is a perfect SixForty1 song for every moment. One thing is for sure, SixForty1’s music never gets old and is something we all can listen to all night.

Gee and Hoffman make such a wonderful, dynamic duo. When they’re together, their creative juices are always flowing, leading to the genius lyrics we hear in all of their songs. Needless to say, SixForty1 has the “it” factor. Their music always has meaningful lyrics and a great message, and it makes you want to just cruise down the highway with the windows down and their songs on full volume. And, don’t even get us started on their outstanding, stage presence. SixForty1 always makes sure to give fans a night to remember and their concerts feel like a stellar celebration of music, life, and the best vibes. It’s clear to see that home is where the stage is for Austin Gee and Brooks Hoffman and they continue to give their everything on stage.

SixForty1’s goal has always been to bring people together through their music, the same way highway 641 does (the inspiration behind their name). Already, SixForty1 has accomplished their goal of connecting people through their songs and touching people’s lives in more ways than imaginable. Seeing how the audience at a SixForty1 concert is able to just let loose and leave any worries or troubles they have at the door to enjoy a night of pure, good music is the effect this duo has on people.

Fans can’t get enough of SixForty1. They’ve garnered well over one million streams on their Started Right Here EP. This past year, they gained more than 3.7 million streams and had 179.4K hours listened on Spotify. Whether it’s their raw, acoustic versions of their songs they share, their magnificent, music videos, or their high-energy, live performances, SixForty1 always brings out the best of the best in the music world. We have a lot to look forward to this 2022 as SixForty1 is hard at work churning out more music magic for us all to enjoy.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess had a terrific time interviewing SixForty1 all about what the creative process was like making their awesome EP, Started Right Here, what’s their favorite song from the EP, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Brooks Hoffman and Austin Gee even revealed what song title would best describe the feeling they get when they perform on stage – see what they had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.

Read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with SixForty1 below and listen to their exceptional music available on all music streaming platforms!

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Congratulations on all of the remarkable success with your career! Can you both tell us what inspired you to focus your life around music? 

SixForty1: Thank you for that! We’ve been steadily working on building the SixForty1 brand since 2015 and it’s really cool to watch the organic growth and response from our fans over the years.

Austin: I’ve been in / around music my entire life and I knew singing was my passion from a very young age, I just needed to figure out how to utilize it. There’s something about being on a stage and performing to an audience that gives me an adrenaline rush like no other. Once Brooks and I got together and started writing our summer going into junior year at Murray State University, we both had that realization of “wait, this could actually work.” So, we went all in and it’s been an amazing journey so far.

Brooks: Growing up, I had no idea I’d move to Nashville to pursue music full time. I had always loved writing and recording, but just did not see it as a possibility until all the right parts fell into place after we graduated from Murray State. I love the creative process, so it’s exciting to wake up everyday and create something new for us and fans to enjoy. Getting to play those songs live is an added bonus. I love seeing the impact our music has had on the road.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You have your new EP, Started Right Here out now on all music streaming platforms. What was the creative process like making this incredible EP? 

SixForty1: During the process of creating the EP, we worked with a few people who we meshed well with. That made creating everything from the album cover, the music videos, and finishing the recordings seamless. Started Right Here is the most complete project we have released to date and we could not have done it alone.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: What’s your favorite song off of Started Right Here? And, let’s dive a little deeper, what’s your favorite lyric from that song? 

Austin: I love “All Night.” There’s a vibe to that one that’s hard to explain, but you can definitely feel it. My favorite line is in verse two where it goes, “We all got our problems we don’t know how to fix.” TRUE.

Brooks: I’d have to say “All Night” as well. My favorite line is, “go til that moon’s missing.” I thought that was a creative way to say partying until the sun comes up.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You guys recently released the “Me and Your Memory” music video. What was it like working on set of that music video? 

SixForty1: Fun fact… that entire video was filmed in our apartment here in Nashville, TN with our friend Julia as the female lead. We’re ballin on a budget over here. It was a great time all around and our director Anna Clary did an amazing job of capturing our vision for the song. It was one of our more complex videos with Julia being in both the present tense, and the past tense as the “ghost,” so we had to figure out a way to make smooth transitions all while keeping the story line intact. 


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You both have also been mesmerizing fans with your brilliant concerts. If you could describe the feeling you get performing on stage but as a song title, what would it be?  

Brooks: “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line 

Austin: “House Party” by Sam Hunt. Our goal every show is to have the place rocking like a house party.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: If you could collaborate on a song with any other musician, who would you like it to be? 

SixForty1: Sam Hunt would be a bucket list collab for us. He was one of our musical influences when we first formed SixForty1, and we still love his writing style and try to use it in our own writing.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: 2022 is right on the horizon, what are some projects you guys are working on that fans can stay tuned for from you? 

SixForty1: We’re constantly writing and trying to evolve our sound. That being said, we’re in the process of creating a new project for early 2022, then aim to have another project out soon after. We want to get as much new music out as possible so the fans can have more SixForty1 to jam out to and be able to sing back to us at shows.  


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be? 

SixForty1: We love all of y’all and your support means everything. We are all going to take this thing to the top.

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