Guitarist Jack Antonoff talks about the band’s big Grammy night, playing larger venues, the status of Steel Train and what’s next for fun.
"There’s a lot of stuff we’ve done this year and we’ve gotten really good at just shutting off. There’s some things that are too big to even think about, and you get to the point in your head where all you can think about while you’re up there is when you used to do really small shows. Now it’s the Grammys, but it’s still the same thing. The environment is the same. It’s the same emotions. I play guitar the same way, Nate sings the same way, so it’s really important in those moments to treat it no different than like playing a club show."
Keyboardist Andrew Dost talks about breakout record Some Nights, the band’s recent shot to stardom, maintaining a high degree of integrity and not forgetting the original fans.
"I know that feeling really well, of feeling like a band who’s my little secret and then having them sort of get taken away from me in a way. I understand that feeling, but I would hope that our fans who have been around for a while are still happy for us and still like the music we’re writing. We’re making the same songs and doing the same things with the integrity we’ve always had."
Check out my interview with fun. over at Mammoth Press. Vocalist Nate Ruess and keyboardist/guitarist Andrew Dost discuss all things fun. related, including its inception and ambitions, what pop music is missing today and its plans for world domination.