Kürzlich erschien das zweite Album der texanischen Indie-Punk-Combo PURPLE. Exklusiv für Popmonitor haben Gitarrist TAYLOR BUSBY (TB) und Schlagzeugerin HANNA BREWER (HB) (die sich auch die Vocals teilen) die neuen Songs kommentiert und auch ein paar Worte zum famosen Album-Cover vorausgeschickt…
TB: The mexican blanket resembles us recording in El Paso. The pineapple just looks cool. We like a lot of color and pop art. The album artwork stands out. If I was a random guy in a record shop I would be drawn to the record. I feel you need to make a record look like candy, not some grey and black boring shit. It’s an important aspect. I’ve discovered a lot of great bands just because of the album cover.
HB: This song is about growing up and learning to be strong.
TB: It’s about picking up chicks in your minivan.
HB: About being in a touring band.
HB: About how people judge you differently based on how much money you have but we are all equal in reality.
TB: This song is about taking drugs just to be able to hang out with people.
HB: About finding a man that makes you feel different from the rest.
HB: About how no one wants to hear the truth.
TB: You can’t always get what you want. Not everyday is your damn birthday.
TB: Comparing a woman to a drug. It can be addictive…
HB: About getting rid of unnecessary things in your life.
SHE KNOW ME
TB: Basic song about heart break. Chicks rule.
FEEL THE LOW
TB: I’ve had a few friends commit scuicide in the past couple of years. It pissed me off more than it made me feel sad. Life’s not easy but there is always a way to get yourself out of that hole. Everyone feels down sometimes but don’t take your life because of it.