The Kaostheory North Coast Group is making waves
Two young men from the north coast of Kaua’i, originally from New Jersey and Texas respectively, formed a rock band for two during the pandemic, producing musical singles that take off and inspire others across the country .
Luke Reynolds, 20, of Kilauea, and Logan Krest, 19, of Princeville, have made waves with their music, even astonishing themselves.
“We recently debuted at No. 12 on the iTunes Alternative Rankings in the US,” said Reynolds.
“We did over 350,000 streams on Spotify and over 125,000 streams on our music video in less than three weeks. Based on the success of our third single, “All I Know,” iHeartRadio Honolulu’s head of programming contacted us to launch our song on iHeartRadio Star 101.9 Hawai’i’s Alternative. “
Reynolds and Krest formed their group, Kaostheory, after meeting through Reynold’s younger sister, Lily Reynolds.
“We released three singles on all streaming platforms,” Reynolds said. “The first single we released was an alternate mix of rock and hip-hop called ‘Bape Glowing’. Our second single was a ripped pop-punk anthem called “Blood Stained Diary”. Our third and most recent single is called “All I Know”, with Nathan James. “
Kaostheory came up with their band’s name after listening to their manager, Luke Reynolds’ father, Dan Reynold’s suggestion.
“We were playing with a few different names,” said Luke Reynolds. “We wanted something that was obviously going to burst, something that was easily remembered and marketable. My father gave us the idea that the name connects “theory”. And it was in fact from this name that we began to examine the theoretical concept.
After tripping over the definition of the word “chaos”, and spelling it out with ak, Reynolds and Krest said that after doing a bit of research into what this concept was, it ended up resonating with them. And they said they kinda felt like they stumbled upon their name by accident one day.
“The current scientific concept of chaos theory is basically like the law of entropy, which means, in a crazy mess, there is a magical order,” Reynolds said. “So that’s the magic of our name.”
The group creates music that they relate to and naturally chooses the lyrics of the instrumental music they find on YouTube.
“We personally believe that rock ‘n’ roll is all about pushing the boundaries, asking the tough questions and shining a light on what has been buried by societal norms,” Reynolds said.
“For example, we believe that covering topics that have greatly affected our lives, such as mental health and substance abuse, as well as many other issues in young adults, is a critical part of staying true to the meaning of rock to him. -even.”
It’s about connecting with their fans and creating a safe haven for their followers, they said.
“One of our biggest goals is obviously to create that transparent space with our music between us and our fans,” said Reynolds, “to kind of create that relationship with our listeners, where they can feel like they are. to hear the full and honest truth from us. And this is something that they can actually use and apply in their lives – help them grow as people just as we think we are doing our best to grow with people.
“We plan to grow our fan base one fan at a time. One song at a time. Everything that’s necessary. The most important thing for us is that we are able to influence and have a positive impact on the people who listen to and support our music.
People understand their music and the group is meeting more and more artists on the continent thinking of future collaborations.
“We have a new single which we will announce the release date shortly,” said Reynolds. “The song is called ‘Razors’, which was written while we were in quarantine on Kaua’i after recording a music video in LA.”
One of the sayings that keeps the two band members through the trying times of the pandemic, they hope to inspire their fans too: “No matter how hard things get, there is hope and we all go. make it happen, ”Krest said. “’Veni, Vidi, Vici’, we came, we saw, we conquered. ‘
Reynolds and Krest have goals, but they want their music to make a difference more than just getting on the charts.
“I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who want to win Grammys and prizes and stuff like that,” Reynolds said. “And while we would be honored to come to this, for me and Logan, I just know it’s really about helping kids like us, who are in similar situations, boys or girls, or anyone, just people who maybe lost or looking to find their passion, or I just had a rowdy spot in the road.
“We hope that our words, our words and our voices can perhaps guide them,” said Reynolds.
Kaostheory’s singles are on all major music platforms, including YouTube and kaostheorylive.com.
Stephanie Shinno, education and business journalist, can be reached at 245-0424 or at [email protected]