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How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?

I usually write to get my frustration out.

It’s always been a kind of therapy and healing process for me to get my thoughts and feelings out on paper.

I remember a specific time in my teens when I went through heart break, and the only thing that cured it was when I was able to go back and read all the reasons why I needed to get a grip. And it worked!

What is the best verse you ever wrote?

My favourite verse I’ve ever written must be the first verse of “Weasel”. That song is just a bizarre blend of things and I love the quirkiness of it.

And the one of your favorite song ?

That’s a hard one! I think one of the most clever lyrics I know is Ian Browns song ‘F.E.A.R’.

The fact that the whole song is built on those four letters is mind blowing!

Can you tell us more about the song “Keeper”?

I have a rule not to talk about my lyrics in detail, I want people who listen to our songs to make up their own meaning and not get it confused with what I felt at the time of writing it.

I believe music should be individual to every listener.

All I can say is that it’s about a person who I’m keeping very close.

What inspired “weasel”?

Jen: A person with a very colourful personality.

 

Are you happy about the success your album “Are You Listening” is obtaining so far?

Very happy! We had such a blast making it and the result was over our expectations, so we’re just very happy that everyone else seem to like it as much as we do. And proves they’ve got good taste as well right!

 

Do you remember the day you wrote “Puppet”?

I sure do. It was one of the first years I lived in London. I was sat alone at home in my shared flat in East London and went through some shit where I felt like I was being controlled by someone else pulling the strings.

It’s really funny cos music-wise, ‘Puppet’ is such a happy song, but the lyrics are really quite sad.

 

What music means to you?

To be able to create and play with three of my favourite people in the world means absolutely everything.

What makes you happy in life?

Music of course. The right kind can turn your mood around by the press of a button, literally.

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