Jessie's kicking off our July Free Summer Block Party backstage with Twin XL talking about their one-year-of-writing EP, musical telepathy between brothers and more.
The band is about to start their tour with I Don't Know How But They Found Me and have a new EP.
Twin XL's EP titled "How to Talk to Strangers" came out this March after the band came together in a happy accident.. John explains, "So we sort of, this band sort of happened on accident, sort of a happy accident. We've been making music sort of unknowingly... not necessarily a destination for the songs but we knew we had a lot of cool songs. And sort of over the span of about a year of writing different songs it sort of occurred, um, to us. I remember I was driving home from Arizona and I hit up Cameron, I called him, I was like 'Dude, I wanna be in this band,' I'm listening to these songs, I've been waiting to find something that I wanna attach you know myself to and um he's like," as Cameron himself chimes in on the story adding, "I was like, you don't have to twist my arm!"
Cameron and John aren't the only members of the band - John's brother is also part of Twin XL (although the boys aren't twins). So is there musical telepathy between the brothers? The band seems to think so! John shares, "I think there is. I think we both definitely speak like a... similar language musically because we, uh, have been doing this since I was 11 years old, so for a long time now." Cameron adds, "They also compliment each other really well. I think they're collectively one." John jokes that along with his brother they make one great musician.
This isn't Cameron's first collaboration. He's been writing and working with other artists for years including: Lindsay Sterling, All Time Low, and Sabrina Carpenter just to name a few. The bands tour is a change for Cameron since he's been focused on writing.
The boys also explain how they met, or re-met, in LA after touring with different bands in the past. They joke that since they enjoy drinking together, they'll have to enjoy touring and making music together.
Check out the full interview below: