Life is never easy. Whether born into privilege or without a silver spoon, everyone faces different trials every day, with some challenges so difficult, even breathing seems too much of an effort. Soothing growing anxiety and silencing racing thoughts is the rising music duo ArkType.
Established in 2018, ArkType is a multi-faceted, multi-genre two-man band composed of Jason Bischoff as the leadman and Isaac Steven as the drummer. Creating out-of-the-box good music that carries the passionate band’s distinct sound, ArkType spreads the message “life can be hard, painful, and traumatic, but there is always a reason to stay alive.”
In just two years, ArkType has organically created a loyal and diverse community of fans who enjoy the connection, community, and empowerment that the influential duo band provides. “We incorporate a ton of different genres and do not identify with one specific genre, hence the reason we named our band ArkType. We combine unique styles together, offering music a broader audience can relate to,” the artists share.
With their colorful hodgepodge of genres, ArkType is a fun avenue for stress-relief and welcomes individuals of all ages and walks of life. On how they’ve been able to attract such a varied audience, ArkType reveals, “we write each song and album to really reflect how we are feeling, humans have a broad range of emotions, and we reflect that within our sound.”
Using their cross-genre sound to carry the musicians’ original and genuine words, ArkType has been known by music enthusiasts as a band that relates to and supports those dealing with mental illness or struggling through life.
The commitment that Jason and Isaac have in creating a musical haven from the thorns of the world stems from their own diagnoses and experience dealing with mental health issues and trauma.
“We both know how important it is to have a listening ear or someone you feel you relate to.”
Dealing with mental illness, depression, and anxiety is lonely and alienating enough. Arktype is determined to have their music be a soft pat on the back and a warm embrace to comfort and empower people – a healthy alternative to the harmful effects of numbing drugs, violence, and self-harm.
Through a unique sound that captures the hearts of a broad, diverse audience, inspirational duo band ArkType hopes to motivate their fans and listeners to stay alive despite the pain. They plan to be a constant reminder that while the band’s music lives on, ArkType’s audience will never be alone.
With Jason and Isaac’s unique and well-made songs, life, although challenging, is worth-living. As they say it, “we are ArkType, and we are all still breathing,” and, hopefully, so is everyone else.
Take a deep breath and rest under the umbrella of ArkType’s healing sound. Listen to the duo band’s music therapy on music streaming sites such as Spotify, Youtube, and Apple Music. Get to know Jason and Isaac better, and stay updated on the release of their future album by following ArkType on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.