Carolina Liar recorded 'Wild Blessed Freedom' in Stockholm with famed producers including fellow Swedes Max Martin and Shellback. South Carolina-born frontman Chad Wolf gave AOL Music the lowdown on the new, night-vision-friendly Liar video and his reaction to the band's growing success.
Check out the exclusive Q&A and new 'Drown' video below!
How was it shooting the 'Drown' video with all that paint?
Believe it or not that was so much fun for everyone. It really didn't take too long -- it was two hours at the most -- and it was all shot at three times the speed of the song so we could create some slow motion. From the confetti and the paint, I would say it took a week to get all of that out!
What is it about your songs, especially 'Show Me What I'm Looking For' and 'I'm Not Over,' that lend themselves so well to TV in such a variety of contexts?
I think that our songs are extremely visual. They tend to tell a story lyrically and the music drives that emotion. For the most part, they're very simple honest songs. That combination makes it easy for our songs to act as a way to sustain or elevate a scene into something that seems real.
What is your reaction to hearing your songs on shows like 'Gossip Girl,' 'Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew' and things like the promotional campaign for the 2009 World Series?
That's pure joy. It's a gift for our work to be a part of our the world we live in. We all work really hard and it's great to have our art live in that kind of space. We'll never take that for granted.
What are some of the differences between your Swedish and US fan bases?
They're all amazing and insanely loyal, loud, rowdy and proactive and have really kept us on the map. They tweet and post videos and follow us around on shows all across the country. Wherever they are in the world, our fans work hard to spread our story and we really appreciate it!
Watch Carolina Liar's 'Drown' Video