How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Lyrics and song ideas seem to come out of nowhere. Quick bursts of ideas or inspiration that I try to reach out and grab before they disappear.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
I am not. If a song is inspired by true events, and that makes its way into the lyrics of the song, I think it’s important to leave that sentiment and authenticity alone.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
I don’t know about the “best,” but the one that means the most, so far, is probably, “How much can one heart hold? Don’t wanna miss a minute. With my heavy heart in tow, I’ll push this love to the limit,” from a song called Heavy Heart.
Why have you chosen to cover Paula Abdul’s song “Straight Up”, what does this song mean for you?
I’m an 80s kid. I was semi-obsessed with Paula Abdul and her cartoon co-star MC Skat Kat back in the day. So, in a lot of ways it takes me back to my childhood.
You will soon release your new single “Bottoms Up (here’s to goodbye)”, what inspired this song ?
I had this strange realization one day. It dawned on me that not only can alcohol destroy relationships, it can also provide the opportunity for a person to escape the torture of a bad relationship while their significant other is drunk, or at the bar etc. It was a strange way to think about it all. The silver lining (if you will) of a relationship negatively affected by alcohol.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Fuck Your Brain”?
I do, indeed. Ginger and I wrote “Fuck Your Brain” via text message. Pretty magical the way that song came together.
What was the best moment of your career? And the most difficult one?
I don’t think the best moment has happened yet. My first 2 “successful” bands were FULL of drama, and terrible, difficult situations. Not to sound overly dramatic, but it’s impossible to pick just one. Not fun.
What are your plans for the last months of 2018?
Two big tours. Two new music videos. New single release, and all the press that follows! We’re busy, and I love it!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your new song “Bottoms Up”: Drunk.
- The best show you ever played: New York, back in the day. London now.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: My hat.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and John Mellencamp.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking but not written by you: The Times They Are A’ Changing – Bob Dylan.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: If you don’t trust them, don’t stay with them. It’s never gonna work.