The Love Story Behind The Band Grouplove - HelloGiggles
When Grouplove first started performing live, vocalist Hannah Hooper name had been drawn from some sort of intimate relationship situation. Hey, guess what? Grouplove's Hannah Hooper, aka Lady Grouplove, is pregnant ! We had to take a moment to talk to her about her pregnancy. Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi, two of its founding members, had a how would you characterize this album in relationship to your past two? going to be Group, which sounds like a weird disease, looking back.
This is the big mess.
Grouplove talk new album Big Mess, becoming parents
What went into that decision? We wanted to step outside our comfort zone, and we wanted to get our of L. It was nice to spend more time on guitar sounds. We made a whole thing about Tone Questing — we really ran with it. We bought tunics and swords and chalices and made him wear a cape. The best thing is getting off stage and having someone I am so looking forward to seeing there.
Christian and I, not to get too abstract, but after creating so much art together, we have now created a human being.
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Everything you see has come from us. We do our stage design, we dress ourselves, and we write our songs. Big Mess is currently available for purchase and streaming. The name alone, Grouplove, that coins us from the beginning.
I think a happy song is the hardest song to write. But these songs are about pain and struggle and finding happiness through that. Lets talk about this huge world tour your have coming up—how does that feel? When we get on stage we become our truer selves, I think; when we get to use music as our form of communication.
It feels good to connect to that person again.
We definitely lost touch with that person. As for the scale of the tour, and how long it is, with a newborn baby: I was going to ask, how do you manage with the new kid? Even on a day-to-day level. We have a great tour manager and an amazing nanny.
And then the rest of it is just being present and not thinking about anything, or you will probably collapse. You realize how much time you wasted, or how much bullshit you can get caught up in, too. How has having her changed the music? Christian is legitimately an artist, and will want to play what he feels like playing, what would be best in the city. The trendier one, and the more laid back in the cuts version. How much leeway do you even have? We could never play them, if we wanted, but give the people what the want, you know what I mean?
We put it in the set sometimes.
Hannah Hooper & Christian Zucconi of Grouplove
You both had lived in New York previously. Is it a little like coming home, when you play New York? I would love to genuinely be an artist, and be able to afford New York, but I still — even with our band doing this well — can feel how expensive New York is. I would never live there again.
I experienced it, it was beautiful. I would love to move back to New York. How was making Big Mess? It was so much fun. We got to half of it in Seattle, with Phil Ek.
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We did the other half in L. Also getting out of L. A little bit, we did. We were just on a flow. We were on a tour, we moved into a house together, for Spreading Rumors QRO reviewso this album, Big Mess, was the first time — I got pregnant, so we almost had to take the time off?
It gave us the ability to really — we wrote forty songs. Our approach to recording, we just had all this time off.