Examiner.com was on the red carpet for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday evening and we continued our conversation with the British pop rock band Lawson. We had first met the guys the day before, last Saturday, at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day. You can check out that interview here.
Their next single to be released in the UK is "Juliet," but the band consisting of Ryan Fletcher, Andy Brown, Adam Pitts and Joel Peat are planning a US release of their music in September.
Q: So how excited are you guys to be here at the VMA's?
Pitts: This is literally a dream come true. We've been watching this on TV the whole time we've been growing up so to be here today...it's crazy!
Q: Who are you most excited to see?
Peat: I think JT, everyone's looking forward to JT. And the possibility of the NSYNC reunion is... I think that's got everyone buzzing. But Bruno Mars is a big one. Can't wait to see Bruno Mars.
Q: There are a lot of the big hip hop acts here today. Who are some of your favorite hip hop artists?
Fletcher: Gotta love Kanye. What a guy, I know he's playing tonight. I can't wait for that. A really big fan of him.
Brown: We recently did a collaboration with B.O.B., so he's one of our favorite hip hop artists as well. Incredible.
Q: Anything else you want to add about being here today?
Fletcher: Just a dream come true, as cliché as it sounds. To be here, you know, from watching it on your sofa growing up to being here now is incredible.
Q: The album that you're getting ready to put out for the U.S. fans, is that going to be different from "Chapman Square," the one you put out in the U.K.?
Paet: We're not entirely sure to be honest. We kind of want it to be the same album, you know, and have everyone on the same page, you know, so we don't leave anybody out and leave any songs out.
Pitts: We won't leave any songs out, but we have actually recorded another six-seven brand new songs to put on the end of it. Because obviously the album came out a year ago in the U.K. And in that year we've been writing and recording and we got some great new songs we want America and the rest of the world to hear. So we'll have them on there.
Q: Can you tell us about your writing process?
Brown: Well we write songs from the heart. Basically it's a lot of real life stories about love and breakups and stuff.