Did you feel any pressure, either creatively or professionally, going into the second record? Was there a feeling that there were higher stakes this time around?
Amber: I didn’t feel that way.
Brian: As far as our label, I think they go out of their way to make it a no-pressure situation. There are some bands that they put out that don’t even tour. They just put it out because they love the music and they know that it needs a home. I think it’s really rare.
Amber: I guess we just don’t even think that way. We just follow our hearts and we just do what we like, and that’s how we’ve always operated. I guess we did sort of freak out a little bit when the record was finished, and we were like, “This is really different!”
Brian: The upside to putting out a debut album with a really upbeat, shiny pop vibe is that it’s very accessible to a lot of people. And I think we were worried for a second that this was not like that. But I haven’t thought about it since.
Amber: Yeah, I haven’t tought about it since, either.