I DANCED WITH MANHATTAN.
as one does when in new york, new york, i shook my booty on the rooftops. this is a song my dad showed me and would always get me and my sisters to sing. it seemed fitting to be the focal point of the soundtrack on this city excursion. im not a big fan of city environments for the most part, but my good pal @lexie helped me appreciate the beauty of east village. she helped me to see the big apple in a light like ive never experienced. thank you lexie for doing tai chi under the cloudy sky, for dancing alongside me with reckless abandon, for watching jimmy timmy power hour (the stupendous crossover episode between fairly oddparents and jimmy neutron.) and of course, for being the best host and letting me crash at your awesome apartment. i cant wait to come back and make more memories with you and the city that never sleeps.
I GOT VERY LOST IN WYOMING.
i had spent days making my way by car from california to jackson hole, wyoming. when i finally made it, i DESPERATELY had to use the restroom. i arrived at the hotel with my sister, and as she checked in, i asked the worker where i could find the loo. he pointed me in the direction. and so i walked. and i walked. i mustve taken a wrong turn somewhere because i ended up in the middle of river, standing on a rock. i never did find that bathroom, but i learned a valuable lesson: full bladders are natures guiding force and should be trusted at all times. see where my bladder led me!? very pretty. take notes. X
I MADE SOME FUZZY FRIENDS AT MIRROR LAKE.
when i was adventuring in yosemite i went on a hike to a swimming hole. these duckies and deer were kind enough to welcome me to the water. they even joined in on the playing! based on their surprisingly warm greeting i thought i would have a good chance of snapping a photo of my new swimming pals. they graciously agreed with a hearty "quaCK". im not quite sure what noise a deer makes but the deer was open to the photoshoot as well. here is to the time we spent jumping and splashing through mirror lake my fuzzy friends! our reflections have never looked better. X
SHIP IN A BOTTLE CONCERT PERFORMANCE OUT NOW.
this is by far my favorite song to perform with the @heyladskids. if you are interested in finger bleeding ukulele strums and guitar solos sent from evan heaven, then this is the video for you. there is a link in my story if youd like to watch the full performance. i cant wait to play this and more for all of you across the land. in time my friends. working on getting out to the east coast soon. X
I MISS ALMOST DYING.
now, i know how this may sound but please let me explain. as my sister (i really miss you a whole bunch sadie) and i hiked to upper yosemite falls, we happened upon a flat that jutted out from the mountain we were conquering. across the way we saw the infamous half dome. as we were not quite ready to undergo the endeavor that is the half dome hike, we gladly watched it from afar. it was a moment i knew i had to capture. there was no one around to assist in the photo snapping so i set my camera up on a rock and put it on a self timer. i had ten seconds to scuttle over to the edge of the cliff that hung over hundreds of feet of open air. it seemed the shortest and longest ten seconds of my life. as i neared the edge i slipped on rocks and NEARLY plummeted to my death. luckily i am very agile and managed to avoid my imminent doom. sadie didnt notice. moral of the story, kids, is if you need to take a pretty picture on the edge of a cliff, its best to ask a stranger for help, because otherwise you could turn into a splat in yosemite. thank you for your time. X
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I BECAME A BENDER.
for my birthday i blew out the candle and wished for the power to be one with the elements. i swam through the creek with my friend ethan. we ended up in a pool shrouded by a tall white tree and enclosed by a rocky cliff face. i decided to climb up the wall. i weighed the risk with the thrill. but as far as i could tell, the worst that could happen is me falling into water. and water is soft. i climbed up thirty feet and found myself in a hole. i turned and sat, facing ethan who was stood under the tree. we started moving insantly, our eyes connected. i could see a line drawing us together. we moved in a fluid motion circulating our energies and all the energy around us. our breath was the wind and our blood the water. the world pulsed with our heartbeat. the drums that rang through the worlds song. i knew i was listening to life. i knew i was listening to us all. X
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THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO GET DOWN TO LOST BY STEFFAN ARGUS.
my reverse birthday gift to you is a live concert performance of lost. go to my story and swipe up for the link! please send me videos of you dancing to the new video. happy annual celebration of birth to me. X
it is an immense pleasure and honor to be a part of #vman38 the most recent issue of @vman. it was shot by @stevenkleinstudio for his piece "casting call" alongside some incredibly talented actors.
its an insightful read, and if youd like you can check it out by going to my story for the link, or you can pick up your own copy at any newstand. thanks so much my friends. X
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ME AND MY CLONES LEARNED HOW TO DO A BACKFLIP.
the icy water of phelps may have been eating away at our warmth, but i assure you, we were all fed in full. i feel ive achieved meaning by doing synchronized diving with none other than myself. it may seem a bit odd, and you may be right. i guess i just knew it wouldnt be too hard to keep up with with the likes of my own body and mind. that being said, to take that "easy route" i did have to figure out how to clone myself. taxing business, most definitely. i would tell you how but im already tired of writing. maybe one of my clones will pick back up on this another day. X
LEAVING LONDON LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE VIDEO OUT NOW.
i am so happy to finally be able to share this with you. i had my EP launch concert filmed and now i will be posting them one song per week starting with leaving london.
FOLLOW @HEYLADSKIDS TO KEEP UP WITH THE BAND
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ performing with my band the young happy hey lads kids is a dream and it is only the start of our adventure. go to my story and swipe up to watch the full performance of leaving london. thanks so much. never grow up. X
IM IN A REALLY NEAT MAGAZINE.
@pulsespikes recently did a spread on me, and i love them for it. WATCH MY STORY AND SWIPE UP FOR THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE. its a wonderfully written article and i feel grateful to have been captured by them (in artistic sense of course, i promise they didnt kidnap me.) i talk about everything from my musical journey, to what inspires me to my part in FOX's new series The Gifted coming out October 2nd. Read up and let me know how your brains absorb that information. OH and look at this super pretty photo thats used in the spread. it was taken by @logancolephoto isnt he magical??? X
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I TOOK THIS THROUGH BINOCULARS.
now, i dont claim to an expert photographer by any means, but i feel like this is one of my greatest accomplishments. i saw mr. moose meandering through the meadow. i wanted to get closer to take a photo but i couldnt for two reasons: 1) he probably would have gotten scared and ran away. 2) im completely wrong and he wouldve charged at me and attacked because apparently meese can be extremely dangerous in some scenarios. anywho, i lifted my handy dandy binoculars and pointed my camera through. this is mr. moose observed through many a lens. i hope you enjoy looking at him as much as i do! more binocular pictures to come (probably not unless i get lucky again but lets hope.) X (edit: i cant believe im being judged for saying meese. i am a free spirit i will use whatever word i see FIT.)
this is a video of me trying to dance around in large field in yosemite national park. my prancing was short lived as you can tell because i twisted my ankle and stepped into a big slop of mud. anyway, it was still fun. ill try to post a better prancing video soon. X
I FOUND A NEW WORLD IN YOSEMITE.
as some of you may know, me and my sister have spent the last week or so camping in yosemite. this was me on the first morning waking up. although we were sleeping on the hard ground, and sweating through our sleeping bags, it was bliss. we explored the mountains and swam in every body of water we could find (which mind you, usually meant freezing cold water). so many nomadic excursions took place after this photo was taken, but im certain you can already see them all being dreamt up in my eyes. or maybe thats just the lack of sleep making my eyes glossy. either way, prepare for an overwhelming amount of photos from this trip. starting in yosemite and currently in jackson hole wyoming. stay attentive my friends. X
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MY BOAT CAPSIZED.
so, i was minding my business, row row rowing my boat ever so gently down the stream when all of the sudden i felt a strong gust of wind. out of the corner of my eye i saw a flash of of silvery feathers shoot past me like an arrow. it was gone in a second, and so i wrote it off as nothing more than my imagination-its very vivid these days, you see. i continued floating through the water, flipping through the pages of my book, when AGAIN i felt a huge gust of wind. this time it was right above my head. i turned around and saw him. a hippogriff galloping through the air straight towards me. his eagle head came hurtling at my boat and i managed to duck at the last second. his talons grabbed hold of either side of my boat and lifted me up and up with each pump of his mighty wings. i boated through the sky with the hippogriff as my sails. we passed over all of monticello until the metal finally slipped through his grasp and i fell. my boat dropped down onto a weeping (not whomping) willow and capsized right before it hit ground. slowed by the leaves, i hit the boat with a thud. and then i flipped to the next chapter of prisoner of azkaban.
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WE GOT LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS.
no this is not a metaphor. we quite literally lost ourselves miles into the mountains in ojai, california. we were thirsty in search of rumored waterfalls at the end of the trail we had been following. about three miles in we concluded that we went down the wrong trail. this left us a three mile hike back to the foot of the mountain where we began. we dejectedly kicked our feet in the dirt, upset that we had made such a lengthy mistake. luckily it didnt take us long to realize that our journey was not fruitless. we sat on the abandoned path, ate our lunch and this is what i saw. four of my favorite souls in the world silhouetted by the lush expanse of the mountains and a cloud filled sky. it was impossible to ignore how lucky and blessed i felt. i love and am in love with these people. i am beyond grateful to have them in my life. im glad ive been lucky enough to find something so special in the midst of being lost. X
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I TURNED INTO A PEACOCK.
well, not exactly me, but an extension of who i am is actually responsible for the creation and legend that is a peacock. argus. the god with hundreds of eyes all over his body. hera preserved his hundreds of eyes in the tail feathers of the peacock to commemorate his faithful watchmanship. i like to believe that there is a part of me, the part that is connected to argus, that can see through all of these eyes all over the world. i randomly happened upon a peacock enclosure when i was on a hike in ojai. i was ridiculously drawn to them and i captured this moment in which the male peacock is (i think) pursuing the female. i dont know about you, but if someone came up to me and started shaking their tail feathers i would be very impressed and probably want to marry them. anyway, this has been another incoherent rant, courtesy of yours truly. X
I HAVE A THIRD EYE.
you can see it just barely, on my forehead. i use this eye to see many things. my favorite thing it helps me notice is the beauty of nature. this is a picture of me and my three eyes watching the sunset with a blanket repurposed as a cape, draped over my shoulders. this was shortly after reconnecting with an old friend. we decided to adventure to an overlook and watch the sun retreat behind the horizon. my third eye helped me see all the love that was hidden behind lost time. the third eye is also an invitation to anyone who sees it, to look into my mind. if you ever happen upon me with my many eyes, please ask me something youre dying to know. im open to all of you. im open to love. X
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HAPPY FATHERS DAY
i feel lucky to have such an incredible dad, and role model to look up to. my dad is so much of who i want to be. i learn more about how similar we are every day and that makes me so happy. he is such an incredible and selfless man. the love that he exudes is undeniable and everyone can see it. he is a loving father and husband and friend. hes also just really cool. highkey one of the coolest dudes ive met. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ im looking forward to learning more from you and hopefully one day be as great of a father as you have been to me and my two sisters. i love you dad. X
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I FOLLOWED SADIE INTO THE SKY.
something special happened. my sister and best friend sadie is back in the same town as me for the summer. she had some wild plans. we went to point dume to watch the sunset. as the sky turned pink our faces flushed with love to match the hue of the setting sun. we were filled with warmth and for me, a vulnerable joy. the only issue was that sadie felt we needed to be closer. she set off towards the horizon and so i followed her footsteps in the sand. as you can see in this picture, it looks as though i am about to take off into flight. because that is exactly what i did. i flew over sadie and grabbed her hands and we travelled all the way to the pink blur where the sky met the sea. i think we'll stay here for a while. X
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THANK YOU TO @billboard ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i was lucky enough to be given a feature by billboard where we chatted about my new music and other exciting projects im working on. im so happy with how everyones responding to the EP. this whole adventure has been a dream come true. i want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point. i absolutely could not have done this alone and im proud to say i had help from some of the most amazing people ive ever met. all of you reading this, included! all ive ever wanted to do is make music and spread love. you helped me create a reality i want to live in. thanks for this universe. lets keep creating more. X
THE COMMUTE IS BACK
hansen and emma have returned for another season of quirky romance. the first episode is now live on @awesomenesstv . prepare to be struck directly in the feels. this season spares no oppurtunity to tap into the heartwrenching battle that is young love. thank you so much to everyone who was a part of this. @claudiasulewski you are my family and i love you so much. being able to work with you and grow so close over this past year or so has been such a blessing. @bccbecca is the director and writer of this season. what an incredible woman. hardworking, strong, smart, witty, but she always managed to keep us smiling while on set. i feel lucky to have been directed by someone i can also call my friend. i hope you all enjoy this season as much as i did filming it. come along for the drive my friends. X
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youll notice a plethora of things. the first of which being that me and my sister sadie are smiling big smiles. this is because we were very happy when this photo was taken. many times, fake laughing ensues when a camera is pointed, but it was unnecessary this go around! what a wonderful thing! another thing you may notice is that there are coils in both our hair. mine is harder to see because of my mane but its there i promise. these coils were purchased at the renaissance fair! it was the first one me and sadie ever went to. such a magical experience. as you may have realized, i am a very thematically driven person. i felt right at home at this featival. if you like to believe, i would recommend an event like this one. go with your loved ones like i did. adventure of a lifetime.
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LOST AT SEA IS OUT NOW.
LINK IN BIO
my new EP is officially available to buy and stream. i want to thank you all from the bottom of my happy heart. all i want is to make music and spread love and you all have given me the opportunity to do just that. i am thoroughly grateful. i would be honored to have these songs be a part of the soundtrack of your lives. this is my first story, but remember, the best is yet to come. X
LOST AT SEA OUT MAY 30TH
ship in a bottle
LONGER TEASER LINK IN BIO
DONT LET YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU.
i was in fact in freezing cold weather when this was taken. but one cannot pass up an oppurtunity to wear only overalls and look like a still from moonrise kingdom when it presents itself. also, yes i am aware im not technically allowed to stand on the tower but i am also aware that our conciousness in this state of reality is fleeting, and so on this tower i decided to stand anyway. i hope you all have a lovely day. would recommend driving to the mountains if youre able to. its hard to have a bad time surrounded by beautiful nature. i mean its possible, but best case scenario it will make you happy, like it does me. thank you ashton and logan for planning this adventure. be on the lookout for some new photos from logan himself, the photo guru behind this expedition!
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LOS ANGELES LOST ONES.
COME TO MY SHOW. MAY 30TH ALL AGES. TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LINK IN MY BIO.
im so excited to finally start doing shows again. this show at the mint will be especially exciting. i will be performing with my band playing all of the songs from my upcoming EP and more. i am elated to share this with all of you. im so excited to dance sing and scream with all of you. much love. X
PERFORMING AT O'LEARYS IN SARASOTA TOMORROW AT 3:00 PM SHARP.
i ran away to florida for the week. ive spent my time playing my music for many random people. the other day i was sitting in a giant sandcastle structure on the beach playing my ukulele and a woman named victoria approached me! she was incredibly kind and we got to talking about life and such. one thing led to another and she asked me to play her a song of mine. another thing lead to one more thing and before i knew it i was playing my music for a crowd of her friends! they were all incredibly sweet and welcoming. this is me, saying hello to them, and thanking them for such a lovely day on the beach. im glad you asked me to sit with you and strum and sing. i was elated to spend time with you all and i hope our paths cross again. X
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ATTENTION ALL FLORIDA DWELLERS.
I WILL BE DOING A FREE SHOW THIS SATURDAY AT 2:30 PM AT O'LEARYS TIKI BAR AND GRILL IN SARASOTA . .
it will be intimate and short which means i will be able to meet and talk to everyone that comes. i will also be playing some never before heard music that will be on my upcoming EP. this is the beginning of a string of small shows that i will be doing up until the release of my new music. make sure to bring friends and family. lets all hang out and have a wonderful time. looking forward to seeing some of you there. :)
meet jaku. while we were filming in malibu creek for the commute i saw him scampering up a rock wall. i sprung into action and scaled the wall with purpose. i needed to make friends with him. he was incredibly shy and hid in a hole but after a bit of coaxing i got him to come out and say hello. although i did not know how to speak his language we communicated. he felt like a jaku and so that is what i called him. i introduced him to everyone on set. some people enjoyed his company. others were scared of him for some reason. he was truly harmless! he contributed a lot of happiness to my day and so i wanted to post this picture so maybe he could make you smile too. cheers from me and jaku to you! X