Born and raised in Southern California, siblings Ryan, McKenna, Kyrsten, and Luke Johns, form the group known as THE YOUNG ESCAPE (TYE). They are known for delivering a fresh shot of EDM-infused pop rock and energetic live shows to match.
The siblings grew up watching bands like Audio Adrenaline, TobyMac, and Hawk Nelson at festivals, dreaming that one day, they could do the same thing. The group has always had a love for upbeat and exciting live concerts, they try to bring that high-energy to their sets to inspire people to get out of their comfort zone, and to break free from the current of culture.
The siblings hope their music inspires people to escape from whatever is holding them down, and to dream like they’re young again. With a message that speaks to the themes of insecurity, anxiety, and pressure facing every kid in the modern age with the hope and escape that’s found in the kinetic spirit of youth.
Currently signed to Capitol CMG, the siblings released a debut single "Good Life" in October 2017, which attained the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot AC chart in March 2018. Their second single, "Love Me Like You" achieved a top 10 position on the Billboard Hot AC chart in November 2018 and attained the No. 1 spot in Feb 2019, giving them rare back-to-back debut #1 singles (and 20 weeks in the top 10).
In the Fall of 2017 the band supported Crowder on the American Prodigal Tour and was asked back on the Spring 2018 tour. They also opened for Jordan Feliz on his Spring 2019 tour.