Good Charlotte + Jessie and The Toy Boys Talk Friendship, Collaborative Track
Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte go mano y mano with Jessie Malakouti of Jessie and the Toy Boys in this exclusive video chat. The longtime friends and collaborators interview one another, sharing intimate details about how they came to know one another and how their recent collab came to be. You'll feel like you are sitting at the table during a coffeehouse chat between these pals.
The cute and perky blond Jessie reveals that she was a "nervous starstruck wreck" upon meeting the brothers and working with them, since "Good Charlotte was my s---." They had met at a studio session when Jessie was just 17 years old.
They kept in touch and when the Bros. Madden were working on an electric side project, they sent raw music to Jessie. She was so impressed and inspired by what she heard that while on tour, she felt she "needed to find a mic and a rig" so she could lay vocals over top of it right away. It turned out to be an admittedly sexy track.
The twins will release the house EP in early 2012, and it will feature this scorching Jessie and the Toy Boys collab.
Joel and Benji also spoke about releasing a mixtape, with Joel celebrating the fact that a mixtape relieves them of the pressure of getting clearances from publishers, managers and labels. Benji said he felt 16 again, like he was in his bedroom making music for his friends. He summed the mixtape up best: "There is no other reason to release it than to let our friends hear it." Amen to that.
Jessie also recalled how she spent her summer vacation, which was opening for Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears on the Femme Fatale tour. She revealed that she needed to add another song to her set and that was the catalyst for including her dirty girl pop anthem 'Let's Get Naughty,' with its "All my hoes / Touch your toes" mantra, to the set list. Necessity is the mother of invention, even in the pop music sphere.
Watch Good Charlotte and Jessie and the Toy Boys Interview Each Other