Brad Skistimas, the 26-year-old musician behind Five Times August, boasts over 65 song placements in TV and film, and was the first unsigned artist to have an album sold in Wal-Mart. Since the release of his debut album, 2005's 'Fry Street,' the singer-songwriter has made his music career happen on his own. Skistimas does everything from writing and performing his music to handling his own licensing, merchandise, tour bookings and promotions. "There are two sides to my career," Skistimas tells PopEater. "One is being the artist, and the other is taking care of the business."
His new album, Life as a Song (in stores now) is an eclectic mix of acoustic and pop rock, with lyrics that deliver heart-wrenching stories of hope, break-ups and love all around.
The album opener, “Do It Again,” is an acoustic and light-hearted song with a great rock-pop beat. It’s catchy, cute, and a total must for your iTunes library.“Better With You” is another tune with a classic rock-pop vibe and some C-U-T-E lyrics. Coupled with its clever ear-catching chords, this song grabs your attention and keeps it!“Love The Way,” our personal fave, is the slow love song of the album. Stistimas’ soothing voice is like a lullaby. His chords matched with the ah-dorable lyrics are the perfect recipe for a hit!