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They have one of the most unique band background stories I’ve ever heard— a story that would be perfect for a movie. In , the New Yorkers Christian Zucconi (lead singer/guitarist) and Hannah Hooper (vocals/keyboardist), the Californian friends Andrew Wessen (guitar/vocals. Free Online Dating Site - Online Dating Service Special Internet Resource For Dating Online. % Free Dating Site & Free Online Dating Free Online Dating. Hannah Hooper & Christian Zucconi of Grouplove: Q&A . With all of your singles, it seems like there a lot of songs that you 'have to play'.
You know, tour can be hard, and it gets long, but seeing a happy baby crawling around brings out the best in everyone. I think the constant change. You get to see cities more. You have to go with the flow so much more than you ever imagined… QRO: Has this been your biggest tour to-date?
Going around the world and all, touring so much, do you all even have regular home in Los Angeles? I suppose that this tour is mostly focused on Big Mess.
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How hard it is to pick which songs from the new album to do live — or rather, which, if any, not to do? Songs that we love, that we know our fans love. But we still play the classic three or four songs off each album that we kinda have to play.
Christian is legitimately an artist, and will want to play what he feels like playing, what would be best in the city. The trendier one, and the more laid back in the cuts version.
How much leeway do you even have? We could never play them, if we wanted, but give the people what the want, you know what I mean? We put it in the set sometimes. You both had lived in New York previously. Is it a little like coming home, when you play New York?
I would love to genuinely be an artist, and be able to afford New York, but I still — even with our band doing this well — can feel how expensive New York is.
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I would never live there again. I experienced it, it was beautiful. I would love to move back to New York. How was making Big Mess? It was so much fun. We got to half of it in Seattle, with Phil Ek. We did the other half in L. Also getting out of L.
A little bit, we did. We were just on a flow. We were on a tour, we moved into a house together, for Spreading Rumors QRO reviewso this album, Big Mess, was the first time — I got pregnant, so we almost had to take the time off?Long distance relationship (by hannah and christian)
It gave us the ability to really — we wrote forty songs. Our approach to recording, we just had all this time off. It was really fun.
Over the past few years, the Los Angeles quintet has released a series of anthemic singles that feel like pure, infectious escapism. Oh yeah, not a problem. Can I give you my perspective? Would you like to go there this summer? I saw him play a solo performance and I had been just cooped up painting when my friend dragged me out.
So I call him up literally after knowing him for no time, it must have been so creepy and weird.
We met the rest of the band there. So you were doing visual art before that—had you ever played an instrument or been a musician before getting out there? I guess she figured it out. I fell in love with him immediately.
So you just picked up the keyboard and the singing after meeting the rest of the band and went from there? I was just kind of sitting there all quiet. And then we went out to Los Angeles—we all got back from Greece and we had all lost our jobs, lost all of our apartments, we lost everything by going to this residency.
So we all made it that way and that was kind of when we started jamming together. Then came the live show which was like the next big… The next step.
Yeah, the live show. So I got to learn. Just having him by my side made me more comfortable obviously, but he comes alive.
It was like him just being there helped me come out of my shell but I think that for the first forty, thirty shows I wore a mask. Looking back at that time it makes perfect sense. Yeah, that might be the point of no return. What is it like being an artist outside of your medium of choice? Being an artist in general in this day and age is a risk. You do all of the album art for the band, right? I just literally took a Sharpie, and every time we—I always have a sketchbook on me—and I was just drawing people.
I wanted to do one-line drawings and this was the first one I did.