About our music…
We always get asked about our song writing process and the truth is that there isn’t a big theory behind it. It’s a sister thing. Angela does the base line, someone comes up with the melody, and Joan does most of the lyrics. Everybody pitches in for everything and then everybody criticizes everything. Then we try out the new stuff at live gigs with some of our regular crowds to gauge how good they are.
Our songs are written about us and our friends and what we see happening in our and their lives and about what we all are going through. “Liar” from our “Circles” album was written about a certain person in the music industry. “Not Over You” is about an ex-boyfriend. Our only happy love song, “Don’t You Cry,” is also about an ex-boyfriend and it was written in a good moment when that relationship was working. “Listen and Learn” from our first album was kind of written about Angela because she tends to listen and people who listen learn a lot more than the ones who don’t.
“Real Life,” one of our newest songs, tells a story about how sometimes family, the closest people to you, including your close friends, can give you a hard time about your job and they don’t understand why you want to play in a band and think that you’re crazy. And criticism coming from your relatives can sometimes be the most severe and can really pull you down. For every dream each of us has, there’s always somebody there to tell you it can’t be done.
“Why Don’t Ya’” was written about all the loser men out there – the guys who kiss you one night and then the next night they’re with their girlfriends. Although it hasn’t been a personal experience for us, we wrote “I Found Out” for any girl who’s ever been cheated on.
“Alright” and “Believer” are about just kicking back, enjoying life, believing in yourself, and believing that everything will be alright. It’s about not getting stressed out about the little, and sometimes big, things in your life.
So our music reflects our philosophy – just when it’s going great, life will throw you a curve ball and it’s music, family, friends, and believing in yourself that will get you through the tough times and into the sunlight.