They are just making alot of noise, because they have no ground to stand on. We put them on in the first 2 weeks as a favor to CAA, the agent we are both represented by. The widget features an electronic press kit, where they talked about the story behind the duo’s name, Ryan’s Motown influences, all the songs were written “50/50” with both in the room, Hope’s shoe fetish, writing ‘Wait’ in dedication to the troops, Ryan writing ‘I Still Love You’ when Hope was out of town, and drawing energy from the crowd during their live shows. Ryan Wilson of The Love Willows checked in with fans on the indie pop duo’s blog at My Space (@thelovewillows), discussing ‘Falling Faster’ remixes and touring with The Jonas Brothers three years ago, before they became the phenomenon they are today. To save time between acts, we were even cool enough to let this band use our backline (amp rigs, drums, keyboard, etc.). who would have thought that just three years later this band would be playing multiple sold out shows at Madison Square Garden, have the top selling album on i Tunes, and be on the cover of Rolling Stone! We did so by visiting the world of Coke in Atlanta. “Which is a humongo compliment.” Hope added that the record ‘Hey! “Last month we put the final touches on our record – HEY! Hope and I will be going around from radio station to radio station playing songs from the record to everyone who works there. We have two really awesome guys working on it – Serban Ghenea [Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Leona Lewis, Justin Timberlake] and Ross Hogarth [Jimmy Eat World, Jonas Brothers, Rooney]. I really can’t wait to start touring this record!!! It looks like the record will have 13 tracks on it. It feels like these recordings have been in our possession for too long and I’m so ready to share it with you guys. At first, we were kind of doing it for the sole purpose of demoing out the material that hope and I had been writing and getting a better idea of the sound that we were going for.
We suggest they take it up with their people and leave us out of it. Carney, and Theart deserve the opening spots they were promised by The Veronicas for the remaining dates.. This band actually shared a dressing room with us for most of the dates, as well. Just thinking about it reminds me of when Hope and I were on the road together before, promoting her solo record. I know you all are ready to hear some FULL versions, am I right? We were really digging everything that was coming out of it, so we decided to just make these ‘demos’ our ‘record.’ We were originally going to release the record ourselves later in the spring, but as you can tell, those plans have changed a bit.
With everyone hard at work, Hope and I got the opportunity to showcase for Decca/Universal in April. We left New York the next day and right after we landed in Atlanta, we turned on our cell phones and had a few new voice mails from our manager saying that the label wanted to sign us!
We flew to New York to play our songs acoustically and meet a couple of the A&R guys from the label. They like what we have already recorded ourselves, so they’ve decided to just tweak it a little and release it SEPTEMBER 16! We’re in the process of getting our record mixed, then mastered.
We’re all anxious and excited to get this cd out and start hitting the road!
Ryan says that they were never given an explanation to the ouster, which he rightly called “very disrespectful”.
We also have some really cool photos, from a shoot that we had the last time we were in New York, that are coming real soon.
I’m yet to see the final stuff myself, but judging by the initial proofs, I think it’s going to be real cool!
The Love Willows were set to release their debut album ‘Hey! ’ this summer on Decca, and likely would have been promoting it during the tour stops.
No word how being snuffed out by the Brisbane twins may affect the release date.
-ryan / tlw Hey Y’all, We are so so so so excited to announce that we just signed a record deal with Decca Records/Universal Music Group.