Rob's Music Dealers Artist Spotlight: Two of Cups - Day 4 of 5 (Interview) 545 words · 3 minute read

How long have you been doing music for?

Leta - Ive been writing songs since I was 5 years old. The first song I wrote was about looking for a friend in a huge world. I’ve Played piano since I was 5. I have always known that I wanted to write songs. Music is my highest form of expression and happiness…besides my kids.

Denver - one of my first songs that i ever wrote was also about looking for a friend! it was called “where is mr. green?”… i started really playing guitar/writing songs and playing with friends when i was 14 years old, and started doing music as a career 9 years ago.

What was the first record you bought?

Leta - Michael Jacksons, “Thriller”.

Denver - R.E.M. Green

Who are your influences?

Leta - My influences are Nat King Cole, Jeff Buckley, Sade, Ani Difranco, Daft Punk, The Police, Kate Bush, Massive Attack, Sonic Youth, Bob Marley, and Lisa Gerrard… To start.

Denver - im really not sure. as much as i get inspired by musicians that have a unique take on their craft, i think i get more musical inspiration by visuals and film. trying to capture a feeling i get when i see something. i would say that movie trailers are a heavy influence on me.

Explain your sound in 3 words.

Leta - oulful, electronica, pop.

Denver - collaborative, soothing, pop

How did you two meet?

We met through Greg Dulli of “The Afghan Whigs” / “The Twilight Singers”.

:::Favorites:::

Food?

Leta - Indian & Mexican

Denver - sushi and pasta

Album?-

Leta -Hmm… Too many to name! “The Wall” By Pink Floyd, “Passion” By Peter Gabriel, Anything By Stevie Wonder or Bob Marley.

Denver -nine inch nails “the downward spiral”

Movie?-

Leta -Baraka

Denver -Real Genius

Dessert?-

Leta -Chocolate Covered Almonds

Denver -ice cream sandwiches

 

:::Random Questions:::

You have unlimited dollars and can buy any car - what would you get?

Leta - A brand new Lincoln Towncar, driven by a driver other than me.

Denver -a delorean. with flux capacitor.

What was your worst job you ever had?

Leta - Working at a Grocery Store In North Carolina, I Had To Be There at 4:30am Five Days A week! Yuck!

Denver -refinishing aggregate driveways during a tennessee summer. 12+ hours of working with this sticky chemical in the hot sun and humidity.

If you could have a song of yours the theme of any TV show - what would it be?

Leta - “Paperbag” by Two Of Cups

Denver -arrested development. because it was the greatest show ever. but also friends- between that many seasons, syndication and dvds, those guys must have made a fortune.

:::First thing that comes to mind when you hear…:::

Music Licensing

Leta - MONEY!

Denver - waiting

Captain Crunch

Leta - CAVITIES

Denver - yellow

Football

Leta - BORING

Denver - bowl games

Chicago

Leta - BRING A JACKET!

Denver - milwaukee ave

Family Guy

Leta - LOVE IT.

Denver - the best.

Kanye West

Leta - GOTTA KEEP YOUR LOVE LOCKED DOWN

Denver - SNL

Anything else you want to say?

Leta - Thank you for listening to Two Of Cups! Wake up to us daily. Xo

Denver - thank you!