IMY2 is a trio from Nashville, Tennessee. They deliver powerful covers with their own unique twist alongside their own awesome original music. The music created by this talented trio is of undoubtably of the highest quality.
Everyone should be themselves, that’s the message the band want to portray. They do this through a mixture of powerful lyrics, colourful visuals, high quality music production and of course, talented performances. Their cover of Dolly Parton’s Jolene is a wonderful version that keeps the original track’s tempo as Annalise nails the vocals throughout the entire track.
So who are the musicians that make up this talented trio? Cal Tucker on the piano and bass guitar, Michael Monahan on the guitar, and the colourful haired vocalist, Annalise Mahanes, a singer and songwriter. The band’s core message is about self-acceptance and they aim to musically inspire their listeners and fans by conveying this message of self-confidence.
Their cover videos have received incredible feedback from fans on YouTube, many stating they prefer imy2’s version to the originals. They must be doing something right as the band have racked up over 35 million views across all their videos on the video streaming platform o date. Below is their most watched video, a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”.
They released their debut single called “Bubblegum” on May 28, 2020. Leading up to the release, the band partnered with Sticky Murphy Customs, a shoe customising brand and creator of the Nike Air Force One, to host a Hypebeast shoe contest. The song is an aggressive number carrying a strong message about bullying aiming to inspire listeners to embrace their individual differences.
This brought the band attention for their own original music. They have built up quite a following on social media over the past few years, hitting nearly 200k subscribers on YouTube and 32K+ followers on Instagram. However, that is no surprise due to the quality of the vocals and musicianship on display. We would expect these numbers to continue to grow rapidly!