Ever since the season two premiere of The X Factor, our favorite contestants were Emblem3. Based out of Huntington Beach, California, brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, along with long-time friend Drew Chadwick, graced America with their good looks and killer pipes throughout the season. Fast forward a few months to live shows. Emblem3 became a phenomenon. Girls all over the country fell for Wes, Keaton and Drew and voted for them each week.
Even though the band didn’t win the multi-million dollar contract (has anyone heard of Tate Stevens since?), group mentor Simon Cowell immediately signed the guys to Syco Music/Columbia Records. Since signing with Columbia, the band released their debut album Nothing to Lose and toured across North America on their own headlining tour and made special appearances at radio shows and on Selena Gomez‘s We Own the Night Tour.
In June 2014, we saw that there was something up with the band. The guys parted ways with their label and later announced that Drew officially left Emblem3 to work on music as a solo artist. We were SUPER devastated about the news, but were extremely happy that Wes and Keaton were continuing the band and working on new music. In October 2014, Wes and Keaton released a self-produced project called Forever Together EP, reminding fans that Emblem3 was here to stay and that the guys and the fans will always be “forever together.” In November 2014, the guys went on a mini-headlining tour with their friend Spencer Sutherland, to play the new tracks and reminisce on all the memories Wes and Keaton shared with their fans.
CelebSecrets4U hung out with Wes and Keaton on tour and they dropped so many hints about new music. It’s been almost a year since the interview, and we still haven’t heard new music. This got us thinking — was Emblem3 over for good?
In 2015, Wes formed his own band The Balcony with YouTuber Kenny Holland and Keaton partnered with some friends to release music under the name Never Getting Older. Even though we were super happy to see the guys working on music, that question we asked last year was still in the back of our minds — WAS EMBLEM3 OVER FOR GOOD?
In August 2015, fans like ourselves finally received some unofficial answers in regards to Emblem3. Check out 5 hints that Wes, Keaton and even Drew Chadwick have been dropping that prove to us that Emblem3 is getting back together not only as a duo but as a trio —
— Wesley Stromberg (@wesleystromberg) August 8, 2015
1. Drew is back in LA and hanging out with Wes
Do yourself a favor and follow Wes on Snapchat (wessnappinchats). His snaps not only show his outgoing personality, but also lets us know who he’s hanging out with. Drew Chadwick began making cameo appearances a few weeks ago and suddenly the guys are inseparable again. We’re almost positive they’re discussing the future of Emblem3, because what else would they be talking about?
— Wesley Stromberg (@wesleystromberg) August 6, 2015
— Wesley Stromberg (@wesleystromberg) August 19, 2015
2. The trio reunited to write songs together
After all the appearances on social media, we finally learned that the guys are in the studio and making music together. Call us crazy, but we know this is for new Emblem3 music because what else would it be for? Also, if we could get features from Sammy Wilk and Kenny Holland on the some of the new material, that would be totally awesome.
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— EMBLEM3 (@EmblemThree) August 29, 2015
3. Wes, Keaton AND Drew walk the red carpet TOGETHER at the Janoskians: Untold and Untrue premiere.
When we saw Wes, Keaton AND Drew pull up together at the Janoskians: Untold and Untrue premiere we were absolutely MIND BLOWN. So many thoughts were running through our minds — would they tell us that the rumors are true? Would we get a tease of the new sound? While the guys weren’t talking to reporters, our insider had a chance to catch up with the guys before heading into the movie theater. When our insider asked about the future of E3, Keaton winked and said “you’ll find out the answer really soon.” Keaton’s answer pretty much confirmed that they’ll be back together… really soon 😉 (aka spring 2016?)
4. Drew says “the best is yet to come.”
Ok. I don’t we need much explaining here. WHY WOULD DREW SAY THE BEST IS YET TO COME IF NOTHING WAS COMING!!!!!? WE KNOW ITS HAPPENING!
— EMBLEM3 (@EmblemThree) September 12, 2015
Do you think that Emblem3 will be coming back soon (with Drew), or do you think that we’re just holding on to the past? Sound off in the comments below!