The last time they were here, they rocked out hard core at MTV World Stage Live 2009. For years after, their performance was still the talk of the town. Even more so when they announced that they were taking a break from being “Boys Like Girls“.
Well, break’s over!
The boys are coming, the boys are coming! And aside from listening to John Mayer’s “Born and Raised”, Paul DiGiovanni (lead guitarist) rings us up to tell us what he has been up to.
You boys are going to come to Malaysia in about a week but before this Boys Like Girls took a really long break which led people to believe that the band has silently broken up. So, tell us, what did you guys get up to during the break?
“We’ve been on the road for six years and the music on the radio was changing. So we needed to figure out what was going on and get our bearings right. We were writing and producing for a bunch of different artistes. But we basically took a breather and just reevaluated – and now we’re back stronger than ever!”
Was that also the same time that you boys worked on “Crazy World”?
“Yeah! Martin had written a bunch of songs and he shared it with us. We loved it, and we got back into the studio and started recording it.”
Boys Like Girls often gets compared to other pop punk bands. How would you best describe what sets you apart from them?
“I think this record is going to set us apart from them big time. It’s very dynamic and it’s more complex. I’d say that Crazy World would be our best album ever. Our best album until our next one!”
What was the best moment in your career?
“There’s not one moment, I think. It’s just traveling. Getting on a plane and flying for 13 hours. And BAM! There are fans waiting for us at the airports and they know our names. That feeling is incredible. Just incredible.”
Before you go on stage for a show, is there something that you boys do? A routine or something?
“We usually have a little bit of time to relax before a show. We don’t do any prep. We just have a bit of downtime and just hang out with each other. We don’t do anything strange, we just hang out.”
What can your Malaysian fans expect from your show next week?
“It’s probably going to be the craziest of our career! It’s going to feel totally new in a total new place. It’s so cool that we’re coming back because we haven’t done that in years. We’re going to play a lot of new stuff and there’s going to be a lot of energy.”
Who’s up for a chuckload of high energy on the 12th July 2012 (Thursday) when the boys rock out with their gear out at KL Live in the heart of Kuala Lumpur?
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