How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Lyrics have always been super important to us as songwriters. It’s such a bummer when a good song has bad lyrics. Lyrically, we like to keep our content edgy and fun. Sometimes it’s more of a story like “Tamagotchi” or “Gay For You”, and other times it’s just about having a good time like “Bam” or “OMG.”
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Writing something that people can connect to. We want our music to give people a break from the craziness that is constantly happening in life. Sometimes you just need to dance it out. When we wrote our first song (“Do You Wanna Come Over”) we decided it would be interesting to try and write every song in an hour. Anytime we got hung up on something and started overthinking it, we just went back to our first idea and ran with it. It keeps our songwriting process fun and lighthearted
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No. One of the most important parts of music is relatability. Sometimes I think of different periods of my life based on what music I was listening to at the time. Every good story has a soundtrack, and those songs are the ones that resonate with you enough to narrate your life. If a song I write can make other people feel that same way, then it’s all worth it
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
Oh that’s a hard one. We’ve all been writing for so long. For me probably “Whiskey shots and dirty thoughts so I can’t come clean. It’s ten minutes ‘til three, you look at me my little daydream”
This is from our song “Bedroom Eyes” that we will release on our next EP.
What inspired ‘OMG,’ part of your latest EP “OMG”?
“OMG” was actually inspired by one of our closest friends Carly Beard. When we were out one night, she said “mama’s havin’ fun” – and we just loved that phrase so much that we kind of turned it into a sassy anthem about going out and getting what’s yours. No fun police allowed.
“Bam” is a song about female empowerment, and not letting anyone tell you how to live your life. As a female in the music world, people just assume that you don’t know as much which is frustrating. It has definitely gotten better over time, but I still experience it. This song is just about feeling yourself and being confident in your abilities.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Hang”?
We wrote ‘Hang’ with our buddy Eric Straube, Chris’s writing partner. He has written a bunch with us. He came over and we just worked out some fun lyrics and catchy melodies over some riffs that Chris had been working on.
Is there a link/a common theme among the songs of the new EP?
The “OMG” EP was inspired by California – sunshine, fun on the beach, going out on the town – we wanted to capture that energy.
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
Trust your gut and don’t overthink it.
What are your plans for 2019?
Tour, record more music and continue living life to its fullest.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your EP “OMG”: California.
- The best show you ever played: Our recent EP release show was maybe the best to-date. We played with the Dollyrots who are an amazing band. Also shared the stage with the super talented chicks from Not Ur Girlfrenz, and The Darts who are badass. It was just an all over great night. There was an amazing turnout and people were feeling it. Fred Armisen was there and played drums on a song with The Darts which was a riot.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Jamison and some soda waters.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Truthfully, I was a huge Disney fan as a kid, so basically any Disney soundtrack from the 90’s.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Round Here” – Counting Crows. Adam Duritz is a brilliant lyricist.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: When you meet your person, never give up on them.