Q and A with Famous Last Words 2May 19, 2013
Our friends in Famous Last words recently released their debut album Two Faced Charade, so we knew we had to get them back in here and talk to them again. Check out our second interview with the guys.
BS: It has been a little while since we’ve talked, what have you guys been up to?
JT: For the last year and a half we worked on our debut album Two-Faced Charade that we released April 30th via InVogue Records. During that time we also did a few national and regional tours.
BS: You mentioned your new album before, Two Faced Charade, when we talked. Can you tell us more about the album?
JT: Two-Faced Charade is a concept album that follows a schizophrenic psychopath that falls in love with his neighbor, only to find out that she already has another lover. It shows how far someone like him will go for their hearts deepest desire.
BS: Who came up with the short story that goes with the album?
JT: My bass player and I came up with the storyline. We then decided we wanted a short story written so we took it to my sister, Nina Tollas, who actually wrote the short story. The album was actually written before the short story.
BS: I loved both the album and short story, and have said that it is one of my favorite albums of 2013. What other responses have you received about it?
JT: We have received a ton of amazing feedback for the album. We broke top 200 billboard charts in all music. It’s been an overwhelming yet awesome experience.
BS: Is there any track off of the album that is your favorite, and why?
JT: I think the best thing about Two-Faced Charade, is that no two songs on the album sound the same. So it honestly depends on the mood I am in. If I had to choose one though, it would probably have to be “The Show Must Go On Pt. 1.
Pt. 1 and Pt. 2” just end the album perfectly.
BS: My personal favorite was actually the first single you released “To Play Hide and Seek with Jealousy.” What was it like writing the song?
JT: That song was a fun one to write. At that point in the story, our main character has just killed his enemy, and is now cutting up his body to hide it. The band and I love horror movies, so those lyrics were some of the most fun lyrics I have ever written. It was something I’ve never written about before, so it was a challenging and interesting process.
BS: You are on tour now with Crown The Empire. Can fans expect a possible headlining tour in the near future for you?
JT: If the album keeps doing as well as it has been, there is a very good chance of a headlining tour in the near future. Just gotta keep selling the new album!
BS: What has been the most popular song for you to play live?
JT: Our fans have been responding really well to the entire set, but the crowd favorite seems to be “To Play Hide And Seek With Jealousy”. The last breakdown kids just go wild.
BS: Why do you think fans like to hear it live so much?
JT: When we play the new album live, I actually dress up as the main character of the album. Our fans have quickly picked up on it and have told me after the show how cool they think it is. The new album is also very upbeat and gets pretty heavy, so kids have a good time.
BS: What else is coming up for Famous Last Words?
JT: We will be shooting a music video very soon for the new album. Other than that, I’m sure we will be back on the road a lot this summer.
BS: Where can fans pick up Two Faced Charade?
JT: Kids can pick up the album on iTunes, amazon, bestbuy.com, etc… The album is also being sold in select retail stores. You can go to your local Hot Topic to pick it up. If they don’t have it, you can just ask them to order it. We also sell both the new album and Pick Your Poison at all of our shows.
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans?
JT: I would like to thank all of our fans, old and new, for supporting us and helping us get where we are today. It’s been an incredible adventure, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come.