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" It's easy when you're working together to let work things overtake your life, when all you're talking about is work, and you never leave that space. "
" I think the job of the first single is kind of like being a diplomat for a country. "
" Generally, when I come to festivals, I just wander freely and see what happens. "
" I feel like people associate us with the tropical Hawaiian print because, for a long time, we were wearing a lot of bright colors to exert our personality. "
" My favorite pieces that I've written, either for St. Lucia or for myself, have always had a transporting quality to them, where they take you out of the moment and somewhere positive that feels nostalgic and happy but sad at the same time. "
" St. Lucia was a place were we used to go on vacation - not every year, but we went there a couple of times. I remember the last time that I went there, I was really small, and the only memory that I have is that my dad was going swimming or fishing one day - and I really, really wanted to go - but I was too young. "
" I feel like a lot of bands have done amazing covers, but whenever we start working on it, whenever we try it in rehearsal, it never feels right for me to do the song. "
" I had to embrace just basically writing and recording on my laptop. On long drives through the Rockies, I would take my laptop and mess around with ideas and make rough sketches of songs. "
" We love the idea of really putting on a show. It's not just a band playing on the stage. There's a theatrical element to what's going on. "
" The upside to doing commercials is you have to work in a lot of different genres and make stuff that you never thought you'd be making. "
" My lyrics are quite train of thought, and they are all over the place, but they evoke something. "
" One of the secrets of having a long-term relationship is realizing that even if you think the other person's great, at some point, they're going to mess up and annoy you. "
" I love so many songs from the '80s, but I'm obliged to the big ones. "
" I was in this boys' choir for five years, when I was 10 until 15. "
" We like to try doing new things in the shows and doing things that we haven't done before. "
" When I was a kid, pre-1994 was still apartheid, so we didn't get a lot the subversive music from the States or from the U.K. A lot of the music we would get was the poppiest pop music, so I've never really had a bad association it. "
" We have such an energetic live show. We have so much fun onstage. We swap instruments. We might possibly be the sweatiest band in the business. "
" When you work together in a creative way, you have to be less selfish about your ideas and learn to let both parties feel valued. Of course, that's also a really great quality to have in a relationship, too. "
" The first city I ever came to in the states was Des Moines. I was 12 and was in a boys' choir. "
" I was born in South Africa and lived there until I was 19. "
" I guess you could say it's one of the great equalizers: that it just feels good to be bad. "
" I feel like when you're in your late teens and early 20s, you just don't think about certain things in your life, and as you get older, you think about your parents getting older. "
" We love the idea of having a really great lighting production. "
" I don't think I necessarily write about dark things. "
" I always like to push the extremes of what anybody thinks St. Lucia is. "
" I was really into Radiohead and Live. "
" With my own stuff, I've always held to the belief that it should take as long as it takes until it feels right. "
" I try to not be self-conscious in my writing process. I think it's important to just be in your subconscious mind - at least when you're starting an idea. "
" We've always enjoyed touring, which is fortunate because we're always on the road. The most difficult part is that time passes by so quickly. It's hard to pay attention to your normal life because shows are all-encompassing. "
" A short story can be really interesting and enriching and powerful, but a novel just contains so much more information and richness and depth. That's what I strive for in my music. I want to create something that's like a longform statement. "
" Even though we're really, really happy with what we do, sometimes I think - as an adult, you think, 'Should I be more responsible with my life choices?' "