TWIST just chatted with Jonathan Cook from Forever the Sickest Kids! He gave us all the deets on the band's upcoming album and their new theme song for NFL Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core. Check out our exclusive interview below, and be sure to catch Forever the Sickest Kids' theme song during the premiere of NFL Rush Zone tonight at 9PM ET/PT on Nickelodeon!
TWIST: How would you describe Forever the Sickest Kids' sound? Jonathan Cook: We're a pop-rock band from Dallas. We have three singers who do different things with harmonies that some bands with just one singer wouldn't be able to pull off. A lot of our stuff crosses over into dance music as well.
TWIST: Why should TWIST readers check out your music? Jonathan Cook: We're a super upbeat, positive band. Our goal in the music we write is to put you in a feel-good mood, so we try to bring out emotion that's real to us in every song we write. We write about stuff that we've been through and we put it to music that hopefully will put you in a good mood.
TWIST: Your third album is scheduled to release in early 2013. What are you most excited for fans to hear? Jonathan Cook: We're so excited! We've been able to really take our time on this album and make the best music that we can. We really put our heart and soul into this album.
TWIST: Can you tell us about your new theme song, "We Are the Guardians," for Nickelodeon's new show NFL Rush Zone? Jonathan Cook: We're super excited to be working with NFL. When we were chosen for this, it was such an honor because we're all football fans in the band. The NFL has made us keep it hush-hush until it releases in iTunes, which is coming soon, but it's really hard to hold our tongues because we're so excited about this song.
TWIST: Where did the name "Forever the Sickest Kids" come from? Jonathan Cook: In the beginning of our band, we were all graffiti artists, and there was a graffiti crew in Dallas called Forever the Sickest Kids. They wrote FTSK all over Dallas and we never knew what it stood for. One day when we were eating in a Taco Bell, we went into the bathroom and carved into the mirror was "FTSK: Forever the Sickest Kids." So we started putting up demos under the alias Forever the Sickest Kids, and it stuck.
TWIST: What upcoming projects do you have that we can look forward to? Jonathan Cook: We've got the album and the release of NFL Rush Zone. I would say pay attention to our Twitter and Facebook because we have a couple of big things in the works right now that we are really excited to announce!
Photo courtesy of Forever Records