New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 58

What else inspired ‘ What Could Be Better ,’ and am I correct in saying that the album shows maturation in comparison to ‘ Concentrate ’? Calvin : ‘ What Could Be Better ’ has a lot to do with the mounting pressures of aging . In a way , it shows literal maturation from our album ‘ Concentrate ,’ because a lot of the songs on there are an expression of my experiences over these last few years and committing to music as a career . There is a lot of uncertainty in being a musician , and this is my way of dealing with that stress .
Why and how are The Killers and Violent Femmes an influence on you ? Calvin : The Killers were the first band that I went out of my way to listen to a full album back in fourth grade . I was instantly drawn in by their beautiful , catchy melodies and euphoric production . We didn ’ t start listening to the

What else inspired ‘ What Could Be Better ,’ and am I correct in saying that the album shows maturation in comparison to ‘ Concentrate ’? Calvin : ‘ What Could Be Better ’ has a lot to do with the mounting pressures of aging . In a way , it shows literal maturation from our album ‘ Concentrate ,’ because a lot of the songs on there are an expression of my experiences over these last few years and committing to music as a career . There is a lot of uncertainty in being a musician , and this is my way of dealing with that stress .

Why and how are The Killers and Violent Femmes an influence on you ? Calvin : The Killers were the first band that I went out of my way to listen to a full album back in fourth grade . I was instantly drawn in by their beautiful , catchy melodies and euphoric production . We didn ’ t start listening to the

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