On the heels of their astounding initial success—including two critically and commercially successful albums ( 2013) and a hit single in 2011 ("Tongue Tied")—Grouplove, the five-piece Southern California pop-rock band, took time to reassess.
It all comes down to comfort, says the musician, whose off-stage look is decidedly more tomboy — influenced in part by the closet she shares with husband Christian Zucconi, the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist. Last year we did a tour that took us everywhere from Korea to Australia, New York and Chicago. It’s comfort, but it’s about sharing clothes [with Christian]. Right now his hair is blue and green and mine is pink and yellow.
Although they hail from different corners of the world, the five members of the Los Angeles rock band were brought together by their love for music — and for one another.
Love is a word that comes up a lot when trying to describe the band’s six-degrees-of-separation origin story and its anthemic, high-energy sound.
recently caught up with Hooper and Zucconi to discuss where the band's heading and where it's been.
MATT MULLEN: What was the writing process like for the album?