Owen Whitley, third-year Industrial/Organizational Psychology Major
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
-What’s your instrument of choice and why?
Primarily guitar because growing up it’s something I was always fascinated by. I also taught myself to sing a couple years ago.
-What are you involved with musically?
I’m in Male Call, and I also write pretty much whenever I have free time.
Stylistically, Koji and Mat Kerekes, but I also draw a lot from bands like Basement, Balance and Composure, Moving Mountains and As Tall As Lions.
I’ve been really hooked on Moving Mountains’ self-titled lately. Also I‘ve been
listening to a lot of the Misfits, White Lung, and Dino Jr. this week.
-What’s your plan for the future?
My plan is to move out west to the Bay Area and take it from there. I really want to live somewhere with a different social atmosphere and expand my horizons.
Passion makes perfect. If you really love what you’re doing, you’re the only one that needs to like it. Music’s way too personal of a thing to put up with criticism.