The Teenaged Idols are back!
With the new album, Embrace Me, released this month, the group continues their legacy of creating music that is more mature than their youth.
But how did the group come to be?
Embrace me is out September 10 on Merge.
What’s it about?
With the album’s lead single, Embracing Me, Teenage Illusions return to the sounds of their past work, including the classic hit, Embers, and the more contemporary songs like The New Age of Disguise.
What else is new?
The band, led by the legendary keyboardist, Nick Kroll, returns with a brand new song called My Heart Is Broken.
How did the band start?
Nick Krol, the lead singer and songwriter of the group, has worked with such acts as David Bowie, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan.
Nick Kror, left, with singer and keyboardist Nick Kollos guitar.
Nick’s brother, Nick, joined the group in 1996.
When the band was formed, they were just friends who played together and played music together.
“When we first met, we were both 14 and we had already been playing in bands for two years, and we got really good at the same time,” Nick told MTV News.
“We were both really young, so we sort of knew what we wanted to do.”
The group started writing songs in the basement of their apartment building in Portland, Oregon, in 1999, and they released Embraces in 2003.
In 2003, they broke up and decided to start a band, Teenager Illusions.
In 2004, the band released The New Idols.
They recorded Embrace, which included a number of guest vocals, on the band’s own guitar, which Nick was still using.
Nick has said the band has always written songs for themselves.
“I just write music for myself,” Nick said.
“It’s something that I like to do, and I don’t really care what other people think about it.
I don’ think I should be the person that has to explain something to people.”
What are the members’ favourite songs?
Nick is particularly fond of the album titles Embrace and The New Illusions, which have lyrics like “a dream in the woods/ and a girl with a red dress/ she has a big smile on her face.”
“We really love the way the band wrote those lyrics, and when we write something we really like, we don’t like to change it,” he said.
In addition to the new songs, the Teenage idols have released new singles, including My Heart is Broken, which was produced by Nick Kross.
What are they planning to do next?
Nick said that he has a lot of ideas for future music, but only a couple of them are in the works right now.
He said the group has no plans for a reunion tour, but said he hopes to be in the studio working on some new music.
What do you think of the Teenages Idols?
Are they a great band?
Is this a good time to buy their album?
Are you a fan?
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