THE FORTY-EIGHT IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF LOS ANGELES BASED SINGER SONGWRITER ALISSA BEYER. AFTER A LONG TWO YEARS STUCK IN A RECORD DEAL THAT FROZE HER MUSIC CAREER AND LEFT HER QUESTIONING HER STYLISTIC CHOICES, ALISSA DECIDED to turn her attention back to her rock roots in order to regain her enthusiasm and revive her stalled music career.
the forty-eight was born During spring of 2013. after years of writing and recording as a solo pop artist, alissa beyer decided to create a second road for her music. "there were things that i wanted to say that couldn't have been said right if it was just me onstage alone with a guitar or piano. plus, who doesn't like a good rock show?"
bringing together the identity of the alissa beyer songs with the passion and drive of the band behind her packs an even harder punch with those who, like alissa, aren't afraid to admit the loneliness that so many of us find in this life. "coming from the solo artist side of the world, you can easily take things for granted - like a community. it's easy to feel completely alone and cut off when it's just your words, your thoughts, and your feelings. i'm not only talking about in music."
if there is any impact that alissa hopes to make with the forty-eight it's unity. "people forget that we're all on the same earth breathing the same air. how people choose to live their lives is out of my control, the least i can do is to help them sing the same songs."
current influences include jimmy eat world, foo fighters, 5 seconds of summer, cartel, fall out boy, paramore, the wedding and weezer.