Christian zucconi and hannah hooper dating
CZ: Our headspace was just being able to breathe again and be artists again and on tour, which is an amazing thing and is really important for us to be a live band every night, but this was really awesome to finally get home and not have a deadline and not worry.This was the first time we really took a step back and write just for the writing sake with really no end goal in mind.We haven’t really done a full blown tour with her on a bus.Our priorities are definitely going to be in a new place now, we’re not going to rage until 4 a.m. Between recording, touring, more recording, more touring (this could keep going, but you get the idea), the road is more a home for the charismatic indie pop troupe than, well, their actual homes.“We’ve been living in this house for two years now,” Hannah Hooper explained, standing on her porch overlooking Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood, “and this is the first time we’ve actually here.In 2009, she hit it off with Zucconi after seeing him perform in the Lower East Side.
Since the September 2011 release of their debut album, — a set of danceable tracks with deceptively weighty lyrics — they have toured with Young the Giant, rocked KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, and hit even more festivals including Coachella and Mumford & Sons’ one-day confab in Monterey. Exhausted, the band will be off from January to March to write a new record and decompress.
This seemed like a good way to get out of that and hang out with Hannah, who’s so cool and made me laugh like no other person I’d met.” Drained by the sleepless journey to Crete, the duo met Wessen on the first day.
Soon after, his longtime friend from Los Angeles, Ryan Rabin, arrived in Crete, as did London-born Sean Gadd, originally in Greece to visit his best friend, who had also been invited to the artists’ colony.
We all just became stronger writers and more experience together on the road and we became closer.
We wrote 40-something songs with no like, ‘This is going to be on the album, this one’s not.’ It just all worked really well together.