Can you talk to us more about your latest singles “This Roof Is Burning” and “Love On Me”?
This Roof Is Burning shows de tender side of the band. It’s a romantic pop song, with a very 80’s mood. Love On Me is our ultimate fantasy: mixing reggaeton and urban latin sounds with rock and roll.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write these songs?
This Roof Is Burning is about the ending of a somehow impossible relationship, and how everything falls apart during a weekend in Rome. Love On Me is about other people liking you while you are not able to like yourself.
The single comes off your new album Guilty Pleasure – what’s the story behind the title?
Guilty Pleasure is liking something you shouldn’t like. We are bunch of guys from Madrid, we sing in English even though it’s not our native language, some of us have a posh background, we’re good looking but not stunning… What’s there to like about us? Oh wait, the music. And the attitude of course.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process was long and fruitful. We put a lot of effort in it. The recording process was rather quick. We cut all the tracks (11 tracks plus two bonus tracks, which were previously recorded) in just two weeks. Recording studios are not cheap.
What role does Madrid play in your music?
Madrid is our hometown, and our muse. Our lives happen in Madrid, and so do our songs.
As you keep gaining more and more success – does that put any pressure on you or rather the opposite?
Not all. The bigger the better. That is definitely one of our mottos.
What guilt and pleasures did you get to explore on this record?
There wasn’t any guilt, just effort and hard work and obviously the extreme pleasure of writing and recording music.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, sir! We are touring Spain this fall, and we’ll be going to your marvellous country after that. Stay tuned!
What else is happening next in Chelsea Boots’ world?
We plan to tour until we fall apart and then a bit more. We just released our new merch collection as well (we have great taste for fashion). AND CONQUERING THE WORLD!!!