UPDATE: Monday, July 27 (10:14 a.m. ET): We’re now on a first name basis with the new bundle of joy from Walk Off The Earth’s Sarah Blackwood and Gianni Luminati.
The band tweeted out video of Gianni hanging out with first born Giorgio and fresh addition Luigi. As you might imagine, it’s a super cute slice of family fun.
— Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) July 26, 2015
UPDATE: (Saturday, July 25, 11:19 a.m.) – Walk Off The Earth’s Sarah Blackwood and Gianni Luminati are apparently parents for a second time. Judging by a tweet from the band, the couple welcomed a baby boy late last night:
It’s a boy!!!
— Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) July 25, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsPrior to the birth, a series of tweets indicated the big moment was close at hand — just as the band was in the middle of shooting a music video:
Ok! Sarah’s water just broke on set of this video….but she wants to finish the video. Hahah. No joke. — Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) July 24, 2015
She actually want to finish this video! Hospital after that. pic.twitter.com/ui6afvDQKU
— Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) July 24, 2015
We’re at the hospital guys. Sar is doing great. Everything looks healthy. We’re hoping to meet the little one in the next 5 hours!! — Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) July 25, 2015
Walk Off The Earth skyrocketed to YouTube fame when they covered Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”; back in 2012. It’s just a little over three years later and A LOT has changed. Two of the band’s members, Sarah Blackwood and Gianni Luminati had a son together and, as they get ready to release their latest album, they have more news to share. “Every time we have a new album, we have a new baby,”; Sarah tells us. The happy couple is expecting their second baby this summer, but that isn’t slowing down the band.
The band’s latest tour starts this month and, with a growing family, the tour bus may be a bit different from their past tour, Sarah laughs. “We bring our son on tour with us, so there are diapers and wipes on there… we’re really not like rock stars.”;
Walk Off The Earth’s latest single “Rule The World”; is climbing the charts, but the band says it isn’t actually about taking over the world. It’s “about ruling your own world,”; Gianni tells us. “It’s a very “inspiration’ song and it’s basically our band motto. It’s the way we live our lives — not just in music, but in everyday life.”;
The band realizes how much their everyday life has changed since they started doing videos on YouTube. Their channel has been viewed over 470 million times on YouTube. Sarah says without that exposure “I think we would be struggling a lot more.”; Gianni takes the lighter approach. “I didn’t do well in math, but I realized when we put a video up and got five thousand views, that was probably the same amount of people we performed for when touring, I knew there was something there.
With their new album “Sing It All Away”; out June 16th, they will certainly have more videos to post.
For more of our interview with Walk Off The Earth , check out the sneak peek below!