Anna: I think if some so-and-so did “I Wish You Well,” that would be good. If they did it like a full on rock song. I think that song could be like a tween song, or that style of song. I don’t know. I don’t know if there’s anything off of the new record. I’m sure if someone did a rock cover of a song off the new record, it would turn out very different than how it started.
Josh: What’s it like when you hear one of your songs on a TV show?
Anna: You want to know what I really think? I think, “I can’t believe someone is paying me to watch television right now.” It’s so fun.
|About California Fade…
Beautiful Life: It’s about disillusionment. I think it’s pretty much about marriage and how that can be difficult. It’s about anything, but that’s where I was when I wrote it. You think it’s going to be a certain way, and it’s another way.
What Do You Do: That song’s about the quest for success, or whatever, or what happens on that train. I have some friends who have become insanely successful, and some friends that killed themselves because they weren’t successful. How do I fit in to all of that? It’s also about just wanting to be myself and always having people refer to my past - an identity that I had, instead of an identity that I have. That was really frustrating for me for a very long time. I don’t care anymore.
California Fade: “California Fade” is about not giving up and trying to find my own way of doing things and not caring if it takes forever, which it kind of did. Joey introduced the term “California fade” to me. I think I played him a song and the fade out was really long. He was like, “Wow, nice California fade.” I was like, “Wow, I’ve never heard that. I like that. I think I’m going to name the record that.” The sentiment goes with it, because it took years to make and get out…many years.
I Don’t Wanna: There was a period in my life with Steve where we needed to just do our own things. Which is how I think we were able to come together collaboratively, because we were just able to do our own things all the time. That’s what this song is about.
How Am I Doing: Really? That song needs an explanation?