Now, we know the success of ‘Issues’. What was the inspiration for that track?
Nick: Just like, random stuff, because we used to have to wait a while to go in the studio (in NYC) and all we could really do was watch tv (laughs). So basically, the song is written about all the sh** you see on the news and the whole New York experience in general. What struck me was that, if you’re walking down the street, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do.
Jesse: Yeah, even when you just say hi, people look at you like, “WTF do you want??!!” (laughs) And I was like, “o….kaaaaay, where we come from we say hi for no reason because we’re nice people .” (laughs)
N: So basically, social problems & political problems. The song was written a few years back. We also tried to keep the song with a happy mood but the lyrics are like… the opposite (laughs).
J: (laughs)… like ‘Baby Blue’ [their other popular song, also available on their Facebook page]…that is like, a SERIOUS f**k you song (laughs), and noone rally knows it ’til they really listen to the lyrics.
Who are you recording with?
J: John Roett and Anthony Lowhar.. – They have both been in the industry for like… forever (laughs). John is like, probably the most amazing keyboardist I have ever seen in my life, and one of the funniest guys you would ever come across…. with the RAWEST bajan accent (laughs loudly)… EVER!!!! (laughs)
Any collaborations in the near future?
J: Well, there’s talk but we’re not too sure as yet because when we write songs, we spend alot of time writing for JUST us.
N: As an artiste, it’s hard enough to write for yourself and then it’s even harder to write songs for you AND someone else. It’s not impossible!! But, it’s definitely a challenge. Not that we would oppose to it either (smiles).
Part one of the interview is available at the link below.