Religious Upbringings, Coming Out & ‘Good Guys Go’: Cub Sport on Jack Off

April 17th 2018

  • Cub Sport :: Interview with Jack Shit
  • Cub Sport :: Good Guys Go (Live)

 

“I was away on a writing trip in 2015 and I met some new people…and they were like, ‘So, are you in love with anyone?’ I was like, ‘No, I’ve got really great friends, I’m really happily single.’ And I got home that night and I was like, “…am I in love with someone?”

 

Cub Sport had rather a big year last year. Beyond kicking career goals (that saw queues of fans outside the sold-out Metro from midday on the day this interview occurred), personal issues came to a head all at once – and considering the members had known each other as far back as pre-school, these changes were a long time coming.

Perhaps a year prior Sam had realised he’d been gay ‘for around ’14 years or so’. Tim too realised he had been suppressing the person he truly was. Both had been raised in very religious families so they were trepidatious about admitting this much to themselves, let alone anyone else.

But on Canada’s National Day, something momentous also shifted for Tim. A month or two before, whilst soldiering away alone writing songs in L.A. and London, he’d come to understand that he was actually in love with Sam. Around midnight on this fateful night in Vancouver he at last confessed his feelings – and discovered in turn that they were mutual.

Within weeks both men had independently come out to their respective families – then they went public to their fans and the world-at-large. By July, Sam had spontaneously proposed to Tim whilst lying in bed at home one evening (spoiler: Tim said yes). They’re clearly the most kind and tender friends – and are mutually elated at the potential of opening up to life and love.

 

It was such a privilege to hear their story, in the company of bandmate Zoe, who had always had more than a clue regarding these dynamics – but kept mum until the time came.

With the band currently undertaking a huge North American tour, on the back of new single ‘Crush’ (which was written about that fateful night in Vancouver), now is the perfect time to acquaint yourself more intimately with these wonderfully sincere and open artists.

 

 

 

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