Blind dating song end
Most bands don’t get a chance for a second major label record. Our discussion revolved around the new album, songwriting, blind dates with other songwriters, re-recording songs, vinyl and album number three.
When we last talked nearly three years ago, had only been out for a couple weeks and you said that you had already laid out the basic outline for the next record.
This album actually took over a year to record, so it’s been quite a process. I think the EP was a testing ground, but unintentionally.
One of the songs on the EP was a re-cut of “If Loved You” which was on our first album, but we had gone to radio with that song, and the hope was that song would resonate, there would be this big demand for our second album and we would be able to just immediately follow up, because we were already in the studio with Rob Cavallo and the album was underway.
With “Run,” for example, I think we had always imagined some live strings on that song.
Did the outline hold or did you scrap it and start from scratch again? We’ve grown a lot as a band and some of the songs that we were writing at the time made it on this record and I think that’s a testament to how much we love those songs. “You’re the One for Me” is on this album and that song had been written for a number of years.
My brother Ian and I, when we were touring, we were writing the entire time.
We were always trying to find little pockets of time where we could disappear and craft the next song that we wanted to take and try out on the road.Things really did morph over those two and a half years of touring on that first album.