You both have such a good and natural sense of pop. It's interesting to see how many musicians out there are crossing into other forms of media all the time.TG: We're doing some dates in May with Tyler Hilton and Ryan Cabrera, then I have some stuff booked for September and we'll be filling in the summer. I guess it's part of our culture now, where you can be a You Tube sensation over night.If you're playing the song all day, trying a bunch of different stuff...Like with anything, you start to get a feel for what the song's sounding like, and something happened to you the other day, and you put two and two together and it's like, "Oh, s**t.When I first started writing songs, I didn't like any of the songs I was writing. Also, find the best players in your school and start hanging out and playing music together.
Following up this last record, which had a bit of success--not that it really matters--but part of you is afraid that what you put out won't be as successful or what if people don't like it? I just feel glad to be able to be working with music, doing stuff creatively, and supporting myself doing that because it's just what I love to do.
Usually, my process for coming up with subject matter is that I kind of just start mumbling stuff over the songs and there will be a couple of key words that start popping up, like a theme.
I'll just record me mumbling over the song, and then eventually, that turns into some lyrics, and I'll write some additional lyrics, but a lot of it just kind of happens.
, which tells the story of the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
Stowell plays Larry King, who was married to Billie Jean from 1965 to 1987.
Then the drummer in my band played on a couple of songs and I had a few other friends come over and play some guitars, bass and stuff like that. I was writing songs in the basement all the time and kind of neglecting my homework.