Larry Marano, FilmMagic
AOL: What was your inspiration in creating 'Cardiology'?
Joel: We just really wanted it to be a feel-good record. We like for people to put our albums on and just have it playing in the background. And we also like for people to listen to the words on a deeper level.
AOL: There are 16 songs on 'Cardiology' and they seem to be about different things like family and going out. There doesn't seem to be a central theme? Is there?
Joel: The album is about our lives. We are more grown-up now. There's some songs about my kids, but we are both in different places right now. He [Benji] has the crazier existence than I do since he's single.
AOL: So did you write the songs together?
Benji: We usually sit down and write together, but for this album some songs we wrote separately.
AOL: There's a song called 'Harlow's Song' on the album. Is that about your daughter Joel?
Joel: Yes, it is. It's one of my favorites.
Benji: I love that song. It's my favorite on the album.
AOL: This past Saturday in Miami, you capped off your Macy's tour promoting your collaboration with the label American Rag called 'Mad Picks.' Why did you decide to design a girl's line and not one for boys?
Benji: Well, we both love, love girls (laughing). And I thought about it, we look at girls all the time and what they are wearing.
Joel: (laughing) It was a unique opportunity and something we had thought about for a long time.
AOL: What was your role in the collaboration?
Joel: We just handpicked the items from American Rag we liked to create Mad Picks. We really aren't designers.
Benji: But, we could be designers.
AOL: So what's next for you guys?
Joel: We go on tour in Vienna, Austria this week.
Benji: In March, we start our North American tour in Atlanta.
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