Forever in Your Mind

Forever in Your Mind is an American pop boy band formed in 2013, consisting of lead singers Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge. Their debut EP, FIYM, was released on Hollywood Records on July 1, 2016.

Forever in Your Mind
Forever In Your Mind Band 2016.jpg
Forever in Your Mind in 2016. Left to right: Garcia, Kelly and Attridge.
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California
Years active2013–present
Associated actsIn Real Life
Past members
  • Jon Klaasen


2013–2015: FormationEdit

In 2013, when they were 16 and 14 years old, respectively, Emery Kelly (as a solo artist) and Ricky Garcia (as part of a group) auditioned for The X-Factor season 3. They were both eliminated during the boot camp round, but judge Simon Cowell asked Kelly and Garcia to remain on the show, teaming them with Garcia's group member Jon Klaasen to form a trio he named Forever in Your Mind. They sang a cover of "Lovebug" by the Jonas Brothers and were the last contestants cut before the final 16.[1] On November 7, 2013, their first music video, "She Lights the World", premiered on Just Jared Jr.[1] The song was written by Charlie Midnight and Allen Copeland.[1]

In June 2014, Klaasen left the band. He was replaced the following month by Kelly's cousin Liam Attridge.[2]

Forever in Your Mind released the song "Sweet Little Something" on March 12, 2015; a second version featuring Jordyn Jones was released three days later, on March 15.[3] The band signed to Hollywood Records in November 2015.[4] In December 2015, they released a music video for their holiday-themed song "Wrapped Up for Christmas".[5][6]

2016: FIYMEdit

Following the High School Musical 10-year anniversary special that aired on Disney Channel on January 20, 2016, Forever in Your Mind created a three-minute medley of songs from the movie.[7] They later recorded a medley of five songs from Disney Channel movies ("Wildside" from Adventures in Babysitting, "This Is Me" from Camp Rock, "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" from Teen Beach Movie, "Rotten to the Core" from Descendants, and "Breaking Free" from High School Musical), which was included on the 2016 soundtrack Your Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original Movies.[8] Other cover versions of songs the band has recorded include Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams",[9] the DNCE single "Cake by the Ocean"[10] and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk".[11]

On April 29, 2016, Forever in Your Mind released "Hurricane", the first single from their EP. Garcia, Kelly and Attridge wrote the song with Doug Rockwell and Dustin Atlas.[12] It premiered on Radio Disney three days earlier.[13] On June 30, 2016, Teen Vogue premiered the music video for the EP's second single, "Enough About Me"[14] which the group co-wrote with Grammy certified songwriter Bill Grainer and Doug Rockwell. On July 1, 2016, Forever in Your Mind released their debut EP, FIYM.[15]

2017–2018: EuphoricEdit

Forever in Your Mind released a non-album single, "Smooth", on April 28, 2017,[16] after having promoted their debut EP throughout much of 2016. The single release also featured the b-side track "Missing", a pop ballad that laments a relationship fractured beyond repair.

Toward the end of 2017, the band announced the upcoming release of their latest EP, Euphoric. Preceded by its lead single, "Rabbit Hole". The EP became available for pre-order on December 15 and was fully released on January 12, 2018.[17]

On October 28, 2018, Forever in your Mind released their single "Let Go", their first musical release since Euphoric.[18]

Band membersEdit

Current members
  • Emery Kelly - vocals (2013–present)
  • Ricky Garcia - vocals (2013–present)
  • Liam Attridge – vocals (2014–present)
Former member
  • Jon Klaasen - vocals (2013–2014)


Forever in Your Mind has performed live with Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Jesse McCartney and Bea Miller, touring North America as a part of DigiTour in 2015.[15] The band presented an award on stage at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on May 1, 2016,[12] and made their national television debut in a performance on ABC's Good Morning America on July 4, 2016.[19] In 2016, Forever in Your Mind went on tour with Olivia Holt, Ryland Lynch and Isac Elliot.[20] The band also performed with Holt at the 2016 TJ Martell Family Foundation Day in Los Angeles on October 9, 2016.[21] The "Euphoric" tour concluded on July 20, 2018.


Garcia made a guest appearance in Girl Meets World, but is known for his role as Naldo on the Disney Channel comedy series Best Friends Whenever, which premiered on June 26, 2015.[22][23] Kelly made an appearance on the show's first episode.[24] The Forever in Your Mind song "Whenever" is the theme song on Best Friends Whenever,[25] and their cover of KC and the Sunshine Band's "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" was in the seventh episode of the show, a 1970s flashback, that aired on August 23, 2015.[26]

In August 2016, it was announced that Disney Channel greenlit a supernatural comedy pilot starring Garcia, Kelly and Attridge and titled Forever Boys.[14][27][24] The series, directed by Adam Stein, would have followed three brothers bitten by a vampire during their first concert in 1957. After keeping their vampire identities a secret for over half a century, a music producer convinced them to reemerge as a vampire boy band. If picked up, the series would have debuted in 2017.[28] On January 12, 2018, Forever in Your Mind revealed that the show was not picked up.[29]

Kelly currently plays Lucas Mendoza on the Netflix series Alexa & Katie. The first season was released on March 23, 2018, with the second season being released later that year, on December 26.[30] In season 2, Garcia and Attridge appeared in several episodes as Cameron and Steve, two inexperienced musicians Lucas auditioned to be part of his band. The band performed in the season two finale episode.


Extended playsEdit

Title Notes


Title Year Album
"She Lights the World" 2013 N/A
"Naughty List" 2014 N/A
"Sweet Little Something" 2015 N/A
"Wrapped Up for Christmas" N/A
"Hurricane" 2016 FIYM
"Enough About Me"
"Smooth" 2017 N/A
"Rabbit Hole" Euphoric
"Let Go" 2018 N/A

Other appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Year Title Other artist(s) Album
2015 "Whenever" (from Best Friends Whenever) N/A N/A
"Shake Your Booty" (from Best Friends Whenever) N/A N/A
2016 "DC Classics Medley" N/A Your Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original Movies


  1. ^ a b c Melissa Michaels (December 19, 2013), "Meet Forever in Your Mind,"
  2. ^ "Meet the Brand New Member of Forever in Your Mind - Liam Attridge!" Just Jared Jr., July 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Heather Thompson (March 6, 2015), "Forever in Your Mind Spills Details About Their New Single 'Sweet Little Something'," J-14.
  4. ^ Kimi October (October 26, 2015), "Forever in Your Mind Just Signed to Hollywood Records," Popmania.
  5. ^ Billy Johnson Jr. (December 4, 2015), "See Forever in Your Mind's Holiday Anthem, 'Wrapped Up for Christmas'," Yahoo! Music.
  6. ^ Aurora Rodriguez (December 13, 2015), "Forever in Your Mind Release 'Wrapped Up For Christmas'," J-14.
  7. ^ Hannah Orenstein (January 21, 2016), "These Teens Created the Most INSANE 3-Minute Mashup of Your Fave 'High School Musical' Songs," Seventeen.
  8. ^ Isis Briones (May 20, 2016), "The Ultimate Disney Channel Original Movie Soundtrack Is Coming Your Way," Teen Vogue.
  9. ^ "Forever in Your Mind Covers 'Wildest Dreams'," Tiger Beat, September 18, 2015.
  10. ^ Lindsay Barton (April 19, 2016), "Forever in Your Mind Cover 'Cake by the Ocean'," Tiger Beat.
  11. ^ Audra Schroeder (September 16, 2015), "The viral economy of DigiFest," The Daily Dot.
  12. ^ a b Kelly Taylor (April 28, 2016), "Forever in Your Mind talks new single 'Hurricane' on Good Day LA," KTTV.
  13. ^ Racquel Stewart (April 26, 2016), "Forever in Your Mind Announce New Single!" J-14.
  14. ^ a b Isis Briones (June 30, 2016), "Forever in Your Mind's 'Enough About Me' Music Video Is Finally Here," Teen Vogue.
  15. ^ a b Maryam Louise (July 1, 2016), "One Direction Replacements? Forever in Your Mind Release Debut Album," Inquisitr.
  16. ^ "FOREVER IN YOUR MIND SET TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, "SMOOTH," APRIL 28 – Forever In Your Mind". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Forever In Your Mind on Twitter". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
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  19. ^ Kim McLendon (July 5, 2016), "Will Forever in Your Mind Be the Next Teen Generation's One Direction?", Inquisitr.
  20. ^ Sarah Lane, "Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Nov. 17-23, 2016," Washington Post, November 16, 2016.
  21. ^ "Olivia Holt & Forever In Your Mind To Perform at TJ Martell's Family Day 2016," Just Jared Jr, September 23, 2016.
  22. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (May 6, 2015). "Disney Channel's Teen Beach 2, Time-Travel Sitcom Get Premiere Dates". TVLine. Retrieved January 26, 2016. Gus Kamp (Deadtime Stories) and Ricky Garcia co-star as aspiring scientist Barry and his assistant Naldo...
  23. ^ "Hot Boy Alert: Ricky Garcia," Tiger Beat, June 25, 2015.
  24. ^ a b Stephanie Osmanski (May 1, 2015), "Disney Channel Signs Forever in Your Mind," M Magazine.
  25. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski (June 26, 2015), "Catch Your First Look at the Theme Song for 'Best Friends Whenever'," Twist.
  26. ^ Stephanie Osmanski (August 24, 2015), "Disney Channel Releases Forever in Your Mind's Music Video for 'Shake Your Booty' From 'Best Friends Whenever'," M Magazine.
  27. ^ "Variety Youth Impact Report 2015," Variety, September 1, 2015.
  28. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister, "Disney Channel Greenlights Supernatural Vampire Pilot Starring Teen Boy Band," Variety, August 24, 2016.
  29. ^ Zach Sang Show (12 January 2018). "Forever in Your Mind Talks Euphoric, BTS & Nickelodeon". Retrieved 22 April 2018 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ [1] Deadline, June 27,2017.

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