Today I sat down with EarBuds user Tucker Roemer to ask him a few questions about his relationship with music and how that’s changed since he’s started using EarBuds. Tucker is in his third year at UT Austin studying mechanical engineering. He enjoys playing basketball, golf, and listening to music in his free time.
Let’s start off easy, what’s your favorite album?
I love Post Malone’s new album “Beer Bongs & Bentleys.” It’s super catchy and really well-written. I think Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” might still be my favorite of all time though.
How do you usually discover new music?
Normally when I find music on my own it’s by listening to the Billboard Top Charts, but that isn’t always the type of music I like. My favorite way to find new music is to ride in the car with my friends while they DJ.
How has EarBuds changed the way you listen to music?
It lets me discover new music like I do when I ride in the car with my friends, but without having to put up with my friends. [laughter] I don’t have spend five minutes queueing up a playlist before each car ride. Now I just open EarBuds and tune into one of my friends’ sessions and listen to whatever they’re listening to instead.
What’s your favorite feature in EarBuds so far?
Honestly, just the ability to listen to what my friends are listening to at the same time is the coolest thing for me. That’s what keeps me using the app all the time. I’ve never really seen anything like it, and that coolness still hasn’t gotten old.
What are you looking forward to as we continue to develop the app?
I’m really looking forward to the interactive experiences it’ll offer with athletes. Knowing what these super competitive and motivated people use to hype themselves up before games is going to be wild. I’m sure a lot of them listen to some crazy stuff.