Nikki, Matt & Eric
Nikki: The concept for the song is basically when you’re in a romantic situation with someone, or a situation that you know isn’t necessarily great for you, but the feeling is strong and it’s kinda heady and it’s a rush and you wanna stay with it even though it’s really maybe not the healthiest thing for you.
Single: “Glitter and Gold”
Matt: It was this second generation song. And lyrically, we were just starting to prepare our live show. We formed in the studio first in basically a home-made studio that we put together. Then we had the task at hand of like ok everyone’s gotta, we gotta figure out who’s playing what and how we’re presenting this live. Glitter and Gold is basically offering a vote of confidence to somebody – whether it’s us or somebody else listening – that they can perform with confidence. It’s basically like a “go out and do this like you have it in you” kind of thing which is actually something – you kinda need to hear that everyday if you’re performing or getting on stage. It’s all about being on a stage and being in front of a lot of people. There’s kind of a message that even if you know how to do that, you need to hear it over and over again.
The Crazy, Cannibalistic, Artistic Process
Matt: A big part of our process is cannibalizing pieces of things we’ve done over the course of our time together, from new things. Recycling them and reusing them and building other pieces out of them.
Nikki: Slowing things down to half-time, playing songs backwards and see what comes out of it. We kind of do some crazy stuff.
Eric: We’re hoping towards the end of March of next year…It would be very cool if one year later, we’re back [at SXSW] and our album is out or almost out.