Modeling is a three-piece indie, art-rock band creating introspective music inspired by film scores, visual arts and personal experiences. Comprised of brothers Connor, Ryan and Cuinn Brogan, the band places most of their sonic emphasis on intense, analog synth sounds and detail-oriented, electronic textures. Many of their songs center around themes of longing, alienation and feelings of nostalgia with lyrical references to dreams and memories of a time before.
The band released their first record SOMEWHERE BEFORE on May 15, 2022. It was written, recorded, produced and mixed by Modeling during the 2020 pandemic at their home studio in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
SOMEWHERE BEFORE represents both a factual time that we can no longer return to and also a fictional time that we were never a part of. Many of the songs on the record are inspired by past events and center around themes of loneliness, longing and feelings of nostalgia. The sounds and sonic textures of the music are heavily influenced by old science fiction movies, film scores and photographs of people and places which feel alienated from reality.