A Couple of Questions (or More) with The Wanted on ARTISTdirect.com
Fri, 18 May 2012 16:24:03
We love The Wanted here at ARTISTdirect.com. They're everything that a pop group should be. They've got moves. They've got voices. They've got songs that don't leave your head. Their EP is a must-have, and like a musical treasure chest, it's one of the best collections of pop gems in recent memory.
ARTISTdirect.com news editor Amy Sciarretto had a few questions with band member Jay McGuiness, and we'd like to share them with you below…
Pop music is cyclical. For a few years, it was all about the solo females, like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry. Now it's all about boys, boys, boys and bands. Do you still think it's about the song and how it propelled you?
It's hard, since we want to make our songs good, and our team wants to make our songs and our photos good. We want to be on top. We want to keep on trying to beat everyone, including Adele who is owning America right now. You know what? Jessie J...she deserves to be No. 1 every day of every year. Her voice is perfect. I would bow to Jessie, but to no one else. Okay, maybe to Adele, too.
Do you have a fave boy band?
I like Take That, who are absolutely huge in the UK. They had limited success here, but musically, they bring out good songs. I like The Temptations, too. My mum will be happy that I said it. They were old school gentleman who did some brilliant singing.
You have a non-identical twin brother! Is he musical or not?
I never thought he could sing. He was the smart one and the sporty one. I thought, "Crap, all I've got is singing." He studies hard at University in the UK. A year after we got successful, we got really drunk together and he did karaoke. His voice is incredible. He sat on it, never told anyone. He is my best friend.
Would you date a fan?
I am sure that people want to know. It depends on the girl and the environment in which you meet 'em. If they break into your hotel, it's best to say 'Hello,' give them a picture and be escorted swiftly away. If you are in a bar, after a gig, and they saw you, and tell you that you are very good, it's different. We have to be careful, but the fans love us so much. We are never in any danger.
Are you a fan of The Wanted?
See the rest of Amy's interview here!