By Tara Schoenborn
Ever get to that point in the semester when you start asking yourself, “Where did the time go?” Well, when Cal and Rez were in college at Tufts they did—every single semester. Their excuse? Time flies. Hence, the dynamic duo was born. The Timeflies boys defy genre and combine elements of electro, dubstep, rock, and pop in their music. Cal and Rez manage to accomplish such a strange mix because their music is about relatable issues. A lot of their music builds off songs that are successful. For example, “We Found Love,” features the chorus from Rihanna’s hit, with Cal rapping over it and making it his own. Timeflies does not just stick to mainstream pop, but it also builds off songs as unexpected as Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” changing the lyrics so that modern fans can relate. In addition, they changed the beat of the song so that it fit their own musical taste, which tends to be more in line with EDM than the slower soulful rhythm of King.
Timeflies has also started a new tradition: Timeflies Tuesday. Every Tuesday, the duo releases a new cover or remix of the two just messing around in the studio with Rez dropping beats and Cal rapping or singing. One week it may be a mash-up of Taylor Swift’s “Never Getting Back Together” and “Both of Us,” while the next week it could be something as different as The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea.” However, no matter what song it is, the boys do not change the thing that captivates audiences about them: their ability to just have fun. It is clear they love what they do and that they don’t give a crap whether or not other people are listening. They just want to make music. On this past Timeflies Tuesday, they dropped their second EP, One Night, which they hope will soar to the top just like their last album. Fly on, Timeflies, fly on.