Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: My Crazy Girlfriend, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:24:37
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ARTISTdirect has teamed up with My Crazy Girlfriend to premiere the lyric video for "Crazy, Stupid, Love" from their EP of the same name. Watch and listen!
The single is out March 25th and this is your advance look and listen.
Los Angeles' new sensation My Crazy Girlfriend—Myah Marie, Bennett Armstrong, Justyn Armstrong, and Cosmo—are best friends and a pair of twins that have taken their love for delicious hooks and irresistible hip-hop to the next level on their Capitol debut EP, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
"We wanted to come up with something that's new but timeless, and that's why we wanted the majority of our stuff to be organic based and have organic elements," Justyn said.
"It's awesome to be doing this all together," Bennett adds. "We feel like one unit, in the studio and out."
All in all ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino puts it best, "You're going to fall head over heels for My Crazy Girlfriend. With a sharp sense of humor, massive hooks, and sugary swagger, they're the perfect pop group!
See our interview with Myah Marie below as well!
What ties the EP together for you?
It may be because we all wrote it in the same time period. It was interesting because we started when we had nothing. We got evicted when we first got together. We were super broke, and we super hungry starving artists. It progressed. Some of the fun songs were us gaining more exposure, getting things done, and rolling everything out. It's the story of us coming together as a group.
What does the song "Crazy, Stupid, Love" mean to you?
It's definitely one of our favorites. In the studio, we were like, "Oh my gosh, we immediately love this song!" We actually wrote it with one of the people we collaborated on every song, DQ. Then, we brought in one of our favorite writers, Casey Livingston. She came in, and it was her first time working with us as a group. We were like, "We want to write something that embodies us completely as a group, just explaining the craziness of relationships and our reactions together as well as a super fun, sing-able song".
Lyrically, does it capture the chaos and craziness of relationships?
Yeah! That's like every relationship, right? It gets Crazy. It gets Stupid. It gets fun. It's similar to the group. We're Crazy, Stupid, and we love to do what we do.
Where did "Fall Down" come from?
We wanted something a little No Doubt-funky and really playful. That one is one of our favorite to perform because there's a lot of interaction between all of us in the verses and the hook. Cosmo and I are both singing the hook. We're going back and forth. There's that playfulness. There's a tropical vibe. We wanted to have fun with it and go in a different direction. We wanted to take it somewhere new. When I think of that song, I always picture palm trees and a Bahamas sipping coladas type of vibe [Laughs].
It's meant to be heard on the islands.
Definitely on the islands, drunk on the beach [Laughs]. You know!
Is it important for you tell stories with the songs? How much does your own style entwine with that?
Oh yeah, that's very important to us. In the beginning, we all talked about how we wanted everything to be very cohesive. If you look at us, you can picture what our music sounds like and vice versa. If you hear the music, you can picture what we look like. That's really important as artists because you are your music. When somebody hasn't heard your music and you're walking down the street, you want them to be able to visualize and hear.
Where else do you draw inspiration from?
We're all so L.A. We're all basically from here except for Cosmo and she moved here ten years ago so she's basically from here. We draw a lot of inspiration from our friends and hanging out at the pier. We're also all nineties children. We're super influenced by that entire culture from the nineties to the two-thousands—from fashion to music. The music was really fun back then. There was a moment a few years ago where everything got really dark. We just want to bring the fun back into it as well as having some meaning.
If you were to compare the EP to a movie or a combination of movies, what would you compare it to?
It's funny because we use a lot of movie titles like Crazy, Stupid, Love. and American Beauty. I would think it's a comedy. I don't know why I'm thinking Freddy Got Fingered because that has nothing to do with us [Laughs]. I just love that movie. It's hard to not say Crazy, Stupid, Love. I think The Wolf of Wall Street because it has the comedy, drama, and all that wrapped into one—not so much in the drug use though [Laughs].
Freddie Got Fingered is an underrated classic.
I know! Everybody else is going to be mad at me for saying that [Laughs]. So, Freddie Got Fingered and Good Burger.
What artists shaped you?
Britney Spears and Spice Girls were huge inspirations. I'm super pop girl. Then, there's No Doubt and blink-182 as well as Green Day and a lot of rap influences for the guys like Kanye West and Jay-Z. I come from the pop world. Cosmo is into TLC, and the guys are into hip-hop. The blend of all us together makes it so different and cool.
Did you feel crazy stupid love for "Crazy, Stupid, Love?"
—Rick Florino & Amy Sciarretto