Your new EP “Perseverance” will be released in few weeks, can you share with us the most difficult moment of its preparation? Any crazy/funny behind the scene?
The most difficult part of the preparation was probably deciding on the songs and writing the songs, we just wanted to make this EP as good as it could be and something we were gonna be super proud of.
We felt the pressure with that, but we also learned putting that kind of pressure on ourselves was shutting down our creativity, so we had to learn to let go a little bit and not over think it too much. We did learn a lot being away for 2 weeks together every day.
About a week into being there we had started to discuss different things we may or may not want to add in the songs.
Drew had told us to discuss it together and let him know our decision the next day at the studio. We all headed back to the hotel and decided to have a chat over a few beers.
We’re all highly opinionated people, especially myself, throw some drinks into the mix that didn’t end too well haha! The lesson in that was if we’re having a night of drinks, we’re not discussing the band.
Dan and Tim are the worst morning people, there was one day we actually had to go get a key to their room because no amount of banging on the door was waking those two up.
I ran in singing “Tomorrow” from the movie Annie, we got a laugh out of it.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I write when shit goes down or I’ve got something playing on my mind.
I jot ideas down or lines over a period of time, I get a piece of music from the guys and I’ll start to develop those lines and ideas into a story.
My laptop and phone are full of lyrics. When I get the music it’s like putting a jigsaw together. I find it easier to write the chorus first and build around that.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
I really love the first verse of a song called Predictable on the EP. “My mouth has a way of leading to trouble for the things I say, It seems that I’m not what you want to see, well I’m not your robot I won’t say sorry if I’m not, I’m not even sorry at all”
The lyrics just came out without much thought, they just describe me pretty well and they make me laugh cause they’re super sassy lyrics.
What was the soundtrack to your childhood?
The Spice Girls was pretty much my entire childhood. I was also a big fan of Avril Lavigne, I still am!
What was the first record you ever bought?
The Spice Girls first album haha! No regrets. They taught me what it is to be a strong female, and to speak your mind without fear.
What has your journey in the music industry been like up to now?
Super fun! We’ve met so many cool people and got to work with some really great people.
It can be tough trying to balance the social life sometimes, cause any free moment we get we’re working on something else.
There is always something going on but I like that.
What inspired “Reverse”?
An ex-Girlfriend. She was the first person I’d truly loved and I would have done anything for her.
We went through a lot, but I always thought we’d make it through. When it ended I didn’t know how to deal with it, I had never felt so broken in my life.
The lyric line “a picture in a box under your bed ending up just like all the rest”, We had got back together for like a month or two and I remember being around her house and seeing my picture in a box under her bed with all her other ex’s.
It was upsetting, and that whole feeling of being special to someone went out the window.
I just felt like I could have been any girl to her at that point. We ended again and I just became obsessed with the memories and going over it all in my head for a long time.
It was draining putting it all into perspective, I knew it couldn’t ever be the same as it used to be, so much damage had been done and I needed to let it go and move on with my life.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Won’t Settle”?
Yeah! I’d been on and off with someone for a while and she was disconnected emotionally, and I was really pissed off about it all cause I think we could have been great, but I couldn’t deal with someone who wasn’t 100% there.
I was in a better mood after writing the song though haha.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
I never really think “what are people gonna think of this” when writing a song. I’m writing to get things off of my mind so whatever comes out, comes out.
If I can talk about something personal maybe someone else can relate to it and not feel so alone if they’re too afraid to talk about it.
What inspired “My Own Way”?
My previous band had just finished and I felt in a rut for some time, but I wasn’t about to stay down.
This is who I am, music is all I love to do. It was a really daunting thought to start from the ground all over again, but I couldn’t give up, its not me, so I made a decision to get back up again and find a new band which I am so glad I did because I’m in such a good place right now. Everything came together better than I could have imagined.
The song really talks about not being afraid to go it alone and believe in yourself and your dreams, when it feels like you’ve got nothing holding on to a hope that things can turn around will carry you through.
It’s the last song on the EP, and the last line of the song is “It’s almost like I believe in me again” which I feel is super fitting to end the whole EP with.
We all go through bad times but you can make it out the other side.
What is the best show you ever played?
We got to open for Against The Current last year, it was so great. The crowd were really welcoming to us and we got to meet a lot of cool new people that night who have continued to support our band since, we’re super grateful.
What are your plans for 2018?
We want to play a ton of shows everywhere, and we also wanna get back into the studio as soon as we can.