TGTG Talks About Their 10-Year Plan and Their Latest Album

TGTG Talks About Their 10-Year Plan and Their Latest Album

I recently caught up with the American alt-rock duo TGTG. I met up with the duo when they performed in Nagoya last month as part of their first-ever Japan Tour. They sat down with me to talk about their beginnings, their latest release, and TGTG’s future. 

Who is TGTG?

TGTG performing ive

TGTG started as a solo project for Tomás Gorrio. Gorrio started off in various rock bands. The last band that Gorrio was a part of was offered to record with a producer in Nashville. When the album was completed, Gorrio wasn’t pleased with the album sounding too commercialized. On top of that, a booking agent that checked the band out told Gorrio that she didn’t like his voice. Instead of continuing on, Gorrio quit the band and decided to make his own music while traveling.

[I] was leaving Nashville because I didn’t like how the Nashville music industry was molding my music.” Gorrio explained, “Like trying to be more commercial, trying to be more marketable. It’s good for some people. But for me, I don’t want to do this. Let me just go and do my own thing. And I’ve been to a lot of bands. I know how to record music. I know how to book a tour. I know how to make merchandise like silk screen t-shirts and all that stuff. So, I’m like, I can do this myself.

Tomás Gorrio
Tomás Gorrio of TGTG

Halfway into recording his self-produced solo album, Gorrio met Becca aka The Gylestial. They soon fell in love. Gorrio then proposed to The Gylestial a spot on his album and appear on stage with him, which she agreed to. The two then set out to travel around the world and self-produce their own material. TGTG released their first album in 2016, entitled We Create Our Maps. They have so far released three albums and performed in three countries.

As for the band’s musical style, Gorrio had this said: “A lot of people can’t put a finger on what style we are.” TGTG’s musical style is mainly classified as alternative rock. But their songs are a mixture of a lot of genres. For example, if you listen to songs like “Romantic Novel”, you can hear the Spanish Beat throughout. Yet, there is a punk rock vibe in most of their songs as that is where TGTG’s musical background comes from.

The Ten-Year Plan

Becca aka The Gylestia from TGTG

The name of their concert tour is The Positive Energy World Tour. The plan is to have the duo travel the world for ten years, recording and playing live. “It’s a 10-year plan to travel the world, spread positivity and inspire people to follow their dreams,” Gorrio explained. He then further explained why he came up with the “10 Year Plan”. He asked people working in the service industry how long they have worked at their jobs. The typical reply was 10 years. But these workers weren’t happy in their jobs. Yet, they didn’t want to change their situation. These people just wanted to be content in their misery.

Gorrio and The Gylestial didn’t want to be like that. The two didn’t want to be miserable. They didn’t want to be stuck in an unhappy situation. Instead, Gorrio and The Gylestial wanted to do something that would make their life meaningful. But also, to be about THEIR dreams. They also wanted to inspire others to follow their dreams and live life in positivity. Thus, the Positive Energy World Tour was born.

…. Follow your dreams. To those of you that are scared or don’t think you can do it: It’s okay. It’s okay to be scared and we’ve been scared. I’m in my thirties and it took me this long to figure that out: I wanted to do this. It’s hard to just leave your comfortable job and your income. But it’s okay, hang in there and keep building that dream.

And I have a theory [called] the “Fuck-It Spot”. The “Fuck-It Spot” is when you’ve had enough. You’ve had enough of your job. You’ve had enough of your day-to-day routine. You’ve had enough of everything that’s going on in your life and you just can’t take it anymore. Then you say “fuck it” and you go for your dreams no matter what…There’s nothing really to be scared of.

Tomás Gorrio

Their Latest: Nomadic Hearts

Nomadic Hearts is the title of the duo’s latest release. There is a bit of everything in this album. Are you a lover of punk rock? Listen to “Silver Boat”. Love the Spanish Beat? Try “Romantic Novel”. Want an acoustic rock song? Listen to “Lucky Duck”.

One of my favorite songs off this album is “Romance Novel”. There are three specific elements that mesh together well within the song. First, the female and male vocal combinations during the chorus. They are delightful as both vocals blend in harmony. Second, the synthesizer bits found in the chorus are very fascinating. These musical riffs are interesting as they something different. But they are a nice addition to the main melody. The synthesizer bits are well suited for the song. And finally, “Romantic Novel” comes full circle with the exquisite Spanish beat.

The sweetest thing about “Romantic Novel” that it is about the love story between the two members:

So, while I was in Nashville and recording my album, we met and we started falling in love. Then I was like, well you want to travel the world. And, you’ve talked about being in a rock band. We can make that happen. if you want to give this a chance, we can do this together.

And then. one day in Nashville, we were hanging out at our favorite spot, Percy Priest Lake. We were sitting there having a picnic and I proposed that to her. I was like: “Look, we can do this together and give you some instruments. We can live out of the car. it’s not the most luxurious life. But it’s going to be something that.

Tomás Gorrio

There is a lot more to each song found on the album than the various musical genres found within. Each song is crafted with a unique melody and set of lyrics that are relatable to current world affairs. One example is found in the song “Robotic Family”. Gorrio described the premise of the lyrics on “how we are all addicted to our robotic family essentially. It’s part of our day-to-day.” These lyrics are eye-opening to the way we live our lives in today’s world.

What is Your Favorite Song Off Nomadic Hearts?

My favorite songs off the albums are “Faceless Princess”, “Romantic Novel”, “Silver Boat”, “Bella Mariposa”, and “Hypnotized”. “Faceless Princess” reminds me of a punk rock song that I can’t exactly put my finger on. But it reminds me of a song that I listened to when I was in high school during the 2000s. Nevertheless, what I like about “Faceless Princess” is the guitar build-up to the chorus, the chorus’ staccato ending, and the airy female vocals. 

Also, check out the guitar as well as a mixture of English and Spanish lyrics in “Bella Mariposa”. Take a listen to “Hypnotized” and “Silver Boat” for their killer punk rock melodies.

You can check Nomadic Hearts on various streaming services, including Spotify:

After you finish listening to the album, tell me what is your favorite song off the album in the comments below!

Check Out TGTG

You can check out TGTG on their official website. They are currently touring around the United States. Check out their tour schedule on their website or social media.

 Follow TGTG on the following social media sites:

Twitter // Facebook // Instagram


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This Post Has 61 Comments

  1. This is really neat! I have never heard of TGTG before! I will have to share these songs. Their 10 year plan sounds so unique!

  2. I like all kinds of music. I will have to listen to them. I think it is impressive they have a 10 year plan.

  3. It’s definitely good to have a future plan in mind – but living in TODAY is the most important because what happens TODAY could change that 10 year plan!!

  4. Even though they are an American band I haven’t heard of them before. I listen to a lot of country music, but don’t mind a bit of rock now and then. I will definitely check them out for something different!

    1. Interesting band, I have never heard of them before. Usually the bands I know think week to week and month to month. A ten year plan is quite unusual.

  5. I have never heard of this group before, and our internet is not cooperating with me listening the songs tonight. But I love their idea of a 10 year plan to travel the world spreading positivity!

  6. It seems like you know all the cool bands and songs. I haven’t heard of TGTG before. I will definitely check them out.

  7. I have never heard of this group before, but I found it really interesting, and love that they have a 10 year plan

  8. Had not heard of them before but will for sure check them out. They seem awesome!

  9. I’ve never heard of this group but sounds great! I’ll have to check out their music for myself!

  10. In all honesty, i don’t know the band but they seem super cool. Will check them out for sure.

  11. I just love that they have their band still going and planning for the future!!! That’s awesome!

    1. I’ve never heard of this group but would love to listen to them

  12. I am not familiar with this group, but it sounds like they have some great music. Sounds like they also have some good lyrics as well.

  13. This band is new to me! I am going to check them out more now because I like their sound. Thanks for the suggestion!

  14. I really like the story behind their ten year plan. That is really inspirational! It really resonates with me since I write about finding happiness in work and it’s true so many people are stuck in their jobs but afraid to leave.

  15. I like “Lucky Duck” and “Romantic Novel.” I love the melody and the Spanish vibe of Romantic Novel is very appealing. Thanks for letting me know about TGTG.

  16. This is a new-to-me band. I’m going to listen to their album tomorrow when I’m at the gym!

  17. I actually love their music. Thanks for sharing their love story, so sweet. I haven’t heard of them until now. I wish them a great future.

  18. they seam pretty awesome! i would love to see them life one day

  19. I like their music style. I am happy you introduced me to this band. I wish them all the success in their 10 year plan and I hope they get to perform in a venue near me. I will be more than happy to watch them sing live.

  20. Their video is so fun!! I love discovering new bands early on, thank you for introducing me to TGTG!!

  21. This is the first time that I’ve heard about this band and I like that their ten year plan is similar to mine. They’re inspirational and I hope nothing but success and happiness in their future.

  22. I’ve never heard of this group! But I will definitely check out their music! I also enjoyed their interview and glad that you got a chance to meet and interview them!

  23. I never heard about this brand before. But I would like to listen to it sometime.

  24. Good for him for paving his own path. – Simply Briee

  25. Hadn’t heard of them before but I love Romance Novel. Thanks for sharing.

  26. I’ve never heard of them but I will definitely check them out

  27. Never heard of them before, I’ll need to listen when I get home.

  28. TGTG sounds like an awesome band. I just listened to their music. I love when someone recommends a cool band to listen to.

  29. Never heard of TGTG before but it’s great to know now.

  30. I didn’t hear about this band before, I will have to check them out. Sounds like they found each other at the perfect time.

  31. Music is the universal language and congratulations for spreading the language. All the best to your group.

  32. I have never heard of this group before but it sounds like that they are a good group who is sharing a great and inspiring to everyone. I will share this with my friends.

  33. I have not heard of them before, but I am very open to learn and to enjoy different ways of fun and music. Bravo.

  34. Whenever I come to your blog, I get to learn a li’l bit more about some amazing brands! Completely love it 🙂

  35. Wow! This is great. I’m gonna check out your songs. It’s really rock! You have a very clean and neat choice how you play your songs!

  36. I never heard of this Group. But when I reading your article. Looks like you are a great group and have a inspiring and motivational choice of song. I’m on my halfway to listen all your songs. Gonna share this on my friends and I bet they would like this for sure.

  37. didn’t know about this group before i will definitely check them out thanks for sharing

  38. I haven’t listened to any new music is a while now. These sound so refreshing

  39. Ashame to say this, but I haven’t listened to anyone of their songs yet. But I would listen to it, asap. Their life stories are so amazing.. Thanks for sharing..!

  40. I always love discovering new bands and their music. They do have terrific vocal talent and they will surely go a long way.

  41. I’ve never heard of TGTG before but they sound great. I’ve listened to some of their music right now and I like it.

  42. I haven’t heard of this band, but they definitely have a unique sound! This is more my husband’s type of music, but they do have great voices!

  43. I have to come back to add another comment. I shared your post with my daughter, and as usual, she knows all your groups and songs. TGTG is not an exception.

  44. What a great discovery! Really like TGTG’s fun attitude and mission. It really comes across in the upbeat music. I do really hope they’ll get to travel and spread their joy and creativity for 10 years and more!

  45. It’s really sad how the music industry tries to remove the creativity and beauty of the artist’s music and voice. Great lesson on how to be authentic and not lose yourself just to fit the mold.
    XO, MJ
    https://www.lush-fab-glam.com

  46. I never know about this band. Thanks for letting us know.

  47. I love my music in fact the whole family loves music. However, I have not heard of this band before…need to check them out x

  48. This group is going to make it big. They have such a unique style and I enjoyed listening to their song Bella Mariposa. Loved the upbeat tune!

  49. I love a cute musical duo. They look cute and seem like a fun band to follow!

  50. Thanks for the introduction to TGTG! I love the way they think and that they are pursuing their dreams. Pinning this post so I can listen to the album.

  51. These guys have such great energy! I love that they have a ten year plan and it’s not going to include misery.

  52. Oooooo what a great band!!! I love being introduced to new tunes!!!!!

  53. Thanks for their introduction and kudos to them for putting their heart and soul into it.

  54. This is the first time that I’ve heard about this band, they’re music is quite inspirational, I wish them success & full of awards in future : -)

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