Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Beast”?
We all have parts of us that we would like to keep hidden inside; maybe we are even scared about what people will think of us. We are saying, “Let it all out! We want to see you!!! There is no part of you that is not beautiful!”
This song is all about freeing that inner beast inside of you and sharing your full self with the world.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
We wrote this entire album together in two weekends. We were all thinking of ideas during our writing sessions.
It was day two, early in the morning, so I must have still been dreaming. I woke up and scribbled the words down on the notepad next to my bed, “The beautiful beast within” thinking about that idea that we all have that beautiful beast within us that we hide. Those words inspired the beginning of the song.
Fast-forward to a few hours later when we were in the writing process. The funny thing about this song is that it was a real beast to write, both lyrically and musically. We changed writing locations, went from guitar to piano. But then we locked in the chorus and everyone started chanting, “Free the Beast,” and we knew we had it!
Any plans to release a music video for the single?
We’ve just launched our first Pledge campaign with the release of “The Beast.” We love making our fans feel like they are part of our music, so took that up a notch with this new campaign. We’re offering exclusives like cool merchandise, a shopping trip with us to our favorite shops in Austin or even a private concert! And all of it helps fund the album, music videos, live shows and marketing for our new songs. We are excited to be in this process with our fans in a totally new way.
The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming this record after the band?
It’s our first full-length album, and it’s a reflection of living a full life–marriage, kids, careers, friendships and all that it entails. It really does seem to encapsulate what we want to stand for as a band: the message of being enough, that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, and the chance to create music that has heart-felt meaning and positive purpose in every song.
How was the recording and writing process?
So much fun! We love to write together as a band, and we know that makes us unique. It’s pretty magical to sit with these women who all bring in different perspectives and see what we are able to create together. In a lot of ways it’s the most bonding thing we do as a group; it’s like opening up and sharing with best friends.
What aspect of your personal lives did you get to explore on this material?
What didn’t we?? There was really no holding back on this album, and we covered such a range of experiences and emotions, everything from our song “Cleaning House” about sometimes having to let go of people in your life who are no longer positive influences to our song “Somewhere to Go” about one of us getting a call from a dear friend sharing that they had cancer and figuring out how to be their strength.
Are all the songs explicitly targeted to women, or can everyone identify with the lyrics on this record?
Everyone! We are women, so we write from that perspective and women naturally identify with us. What we’ve discovered, though, is that our songs resonate with a whole spectrum of people, from 9 year-old little girls to grown men! We believe that’s because the music that we’ve written for this album comes from deep enough experiences that they are truly universal.
Any plans to hit the road?
We have a couple of things we’re considering right now and we’re so excited to be thinking about our first tour!
What else is happening next in The Mrs’ world?
Our next single, “Blink of an Eye”, is coming out next month and our full album will be out in March! And of course, we couldn’t be more excited about fans helping us with this album release through the Pledge campaign. And, we’ll be performing at several cool festivals and events in the meantime, so be sure to sign up for updates on our website to stay in the loop.