The three Comma siblings who make up alt-surf R&B rockers We the Commas ranged in age from 17 to 23 when they began hosting a series of weekly three hour gigs at the Bunker House in Oceanside, as well as appearing on San Diego’s KUSI Morning Show and for a March of Dimes charity event in Balboa Park.
According to the band, “Our mom and dad have a great moral compass. We hope to spread our message simply by how we treat people and how we live our lives.” Championed by supporters such as The Head and The Heart and Young the Giant, who both shared their covers online, they've worked with A-list production talent like Rex Kudo (Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert) and Charlie Handsome (Khalid, The Weeknd, Drake).
They released their debut single “Sherry” in June 2020, followed by a single and video for “Custom Made.” Their debut EP called Sarb was released later in 2020, preceded by a single and Mad Max-inspired video for “Pissed Off,” which originates from oldest brother Lenny Comma’s college years.
“I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I changed my major four times and I felt aimless. I finally had enough, and had to get my anger out because I was tired of feeling like a failure and I felt like no one understood me.”
In November 2020, a single and video were released for "I Will," followed in December by "The RZN," concerning social justice. The latter track, written three days after the George Floyd was killed by police while resisting arrest, was recorded with live brass and string instruments.
“This song was our way to express the pain we were experiencing in the midst of the turmoil. We never planned on releasing it because it was just a song for us as brothers to hold onto. Long story short, about a month after the song was created, we were getting haircuts and our barber randomly told us he heard a snippet of the song. He said that if even just a few people were touched by the song like he was, then it would have a huge impact. So here we are releasing it.”