Originating from Austin, TX, the female-fronted power pop/punk outfit Forever Starts Today consisting of Christina Murphy (Lead Vocals), Nathan Dunn (Guitar & Vocals), Troy Hirschhorn (Guitar), Kyle Salaga (Bass), and Nicholas Turner (Drums), sprinkle messages of hope, positivity, and discovery throughout their lyrics. The band’s message, "Your Forever Starts Today, and the possibilities are LIMITLESS” which continues to push their theme that “no matter where you’ve come from or where you are in this moment, you can obtain any kind of future as long as you work hard and take action.” While their music exudes positive vibes, it wasn’t always that way for lead singer, Christina Murphy.
Beginning her career with Youtube covers, Murphy gained some notable recognition and eventually enlisted in friends to be in her backing band at local shows. Fast forward to 2013, Murphy began her journey in the music world by releasing her debut album Live Faster Love Stronger under Tate Music Group. Prior to the release of her sophomore album, she decided to no longer perform under her first and last name but bring in her entire backing band to switch over to Forever Starts Today. While the lineup has changed over the years, one of the original members exists today, Nathan Dunn, Forever Starts Today’s guitarist. In addition, Forever Starts Today welcomed former Carousel Kings artist Kyle Salaga (Bass), Nicholas Turner (Drums), and Troy Hirschhorn (Guitar) to round out the current line up.
With a new line up in tote, the band recorded their debut EP “LIMITLESS” at Orb Studios on March 23, 2016. Fast forward a year later and the band went back into the studio, this time for their debut full length, Always Hope and delightfully signed with Third String Records. The record is a feel good masterpiece about always keeping your head up and never letting anything defeat you.
"Always Hope" explores some of the tougher things in life (like losing a loved one, surviving abuse and finally cutting ties in a toxic relationship) but they all tie around in a positive way. The band elaborates, “If you listen to our new record, you will hear that we draw inspiration from everyday life. We tackle a wide range of topics on Always Hope, but it can really be summed up by saying ‘this is what it means to go through life in your 20’s, in today’s world.’ We didn’t shy away from any of the more intense topics either.” The main goal is to connect with people through music, by delivering a sense of hope and positivity by opening up about some tough situations brings a sense of rawness to the lyrics and sound. The band continues, “we hope that in doing so we can help provide some listeners with a sense of sympathy or empathy and the feeling that they aren’t alone in whatever they are experiencing.”