CRAVE: For readers who may be new to GRLwood, do you mind sharing a bit about who you are?
GRLwood: We are a couple of angry, satirical, Kentucky-fried queers. Our music ranges from dreamy surf sounds to screamy pop hooks.
CRAVE: As self-proclaimed screampop artists, I would love to hear about some of your musical inspirations.
GRLwood: Rae: Björk, Kaki King, Evanescence, Tegan and Sara, Madonna, and Nirvana.
Karen: Black Sabbath, Rihanna, Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, Hole, and David Bowie.
CRAVE: What goals did you have in mind while writing I Sold My Soul To The Devil When I Was 12?
GRLwood: The only motive is to play music as friends and express ourselves in a raw way. We do this for us and if other people like it, cool. If people don’t like it, that’s cool too.
CRAVE: How did the writing process of I Sold My Soul To The Devil When I Was 12 differ from your writing process during your debut album?
GRLwood: The first album was quickly thrown together whereas we had a littleee more time to work on the new album. Even still, we put a pretty big crunch time on getting it ready. We work really well under tight deadlines so everything that we do is so fresh off our minds. In two weeks we wrote about 6 of the songs. We love the pressure.
CRAVE: This album is a lot more dynamic in sound. What influenced this change?
GRLwood: We felt that we had more space to be able to express ourselves. The loud-soft dynamic is something we heavily explore and we wanted to dig deeper into what that is. As time grows on we grow together as musicians as well. We have known each other as long as we have been a band which is only two years. So there’s so much in store for what we unravel from each other.
CRAVE: This album has received a lot of press from big outlets, How has it felt to have your music shared to such large audiences?
GRLwood: We sold our souls to the devil when we were 12.
CRAVE: What do you hope listeners take away from this album?
GRLwood: Believe in yourself and don’t let nobody tell you NUTHIN’.
CRAVE: Thank you so much for your time! We have loved chatting with you. Is there anything else you would like to add?
GRLwood: Sprinkle our bodies with cilantro when we die.