BAND CRUSH: KISSES
we chat with the sunny pop twosome.
When you guys started playing music together, did you intend for it to become a professional thing?
Jesse: The record was made prior to actually being a band. My idea was just that it would be cool if people liked it, but we didn't know exactly what that would mean or where it would go.
Zinzi: We just wanted to play music and have people hear it, but didn't expect to be so well received. We're excited, though.
So you guys are both writers [Jesse used to be a travel writer and Zinzi has a blog]. Does that experience affect your song writing process at all?
Jesse: It may be on my mind in terms of different locations, being in different locations in the song, you know? But in terms of writing and honing your lyrics, I don't think it plays as much of a part.
Jesse, you're in another band, too [Princeton, with his twin brother, Matt]. How does this sound differ?
Jesse: Kisses is more dance-based; it's a little sillier and tongue-in-cheek. Princeton is me and my brother, so it's definitely a different feel.
In your ideal world, where would you imagine your songs being played?
Jesse: I usually think of late-night, after-the-club time.
Zinzi: It's definitely not prime of the night when everyone is going out, but there's more of a romantic, end-of-the-night type feel for it. Maybe when the sun's coming up.
Jesse: It's funny, because the title of our record is The Heart of the Nightlife. But actually we picture it to be a little later.
To hear more of Kisses, check out their Myspace.