I was recently given the chance to speak with Katie Jayne Earl, lead vocalist of The Mowgli’s. We reviewed their latest album, Kids In Love, here! The band just finished up their West Coast Tour, and plans on releasing their new album soon. Keep an eye out over on their website for any new updates!
Indientry: Let’s start with some easy ones. The world is ending, and you have an hour to do whatever you want before we all go up in flames. What do you do?
Katie Jayne Earl: Parachute off the Hollywood sign.
I: How would you describe the color blue to a blind person?
KJE: I would say the color blue looks like how water feels.
KJE: We’re terrible people.
KJE: Kanye West’s “The College Dropout”.
KJE: Personally, I’m a musical theater kid. The lyrics always told stories and the melodies are unforgettable and universal.
KJE: What? We can’t answer this! Walk the moon, Misterwives, American authors, family of the year, hippo campus, x ambassadors, echosmith, oh honey, Pom poms.. Next question!
KJE: We watch a lot of movies. I watch a lot of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”. Andy watches a lot of “Survivor”, and we listen to a lot of music.
KJE: We all agree that the world could use a little more positivity and personal truths so we try to use that as our motivation when we write our songs. Growing up, we all listened to a lot of darker music, whether that be emo, hard core, nirvana, etc… So we accepted a personal challenge to make meaningful music that was positive and “light”… Promoting charitable organizations was the next logical step in actualizing our goal to bring a little more light into the world so we try to team up with a different organization every tour.
KJE: It was one of many ideas tossed around when we were brainstorming ways to connect with fans! It’s been pretty fun.
KJE: We have had mostly positive interactions with fans. Of course there have been some odd encounters but for the most part, we can’t complain!
KJE: We explored a lot of ideas and a lot of our own talents when writing this record. I’m not sure if “Freakin’ Me Out” is considered “in line” with the rest of the album’s sound but if definitely fits in the catalog.