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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My Interview with BarlowGirl
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Morning Star Music Memo: This tour has been a long time coming! What made you decide to tour with Superchick now?

BarlowGirl: We have been trying for years to put this tour together and this is the first time it all worked out, we are really excited about it

MSMM: You recently filmed a music video for your new single "Stay With Me". What inspired you to write that song, and what do you want listeners to take away from it?

BG: The song was inspired when Alyssa was struggling with how hard it was to write the songs for the record and she was complaining to God about how hard it was and she felt God say “You Christians are always asking me to take you out of hard times but if you want what I have for you, you have to go through hard times”. We want people to be encouraged and not give up when hard times come.

MSMM: While were on the topic of inspiration, what is the story behind "Time For You To Go" from the new album "Love and War"? It is quite the conversation starter!

BG: The song is all about realizing how addicted we get to things of this world and how we allow the world to define us and influence our opinions. So it is a call to think for ourselves.

MSMM: What is the biggest struggle you have faced as a band?

BG: Not letting your heart get hardened on the road. It’s easy to get lazy about our personal relationship with God as well as caring for others.

MSMM: What keeps you grounded as a band? How do you stay focused on God and everything that matters with such busy lives?

BG: We travel as a family and we make sure that we pray together as a family each day and listen to teaching it really helps keep us focused.

MSMM: You are very involved with "Mercy Ministries". Tell us a little about the ministry, and how we can get involved.

BG: Mercy is an amazing group of homes offering free care for girls in need. We have visited all the homes in the US and just love what impact that Mercy has on transforming girl’s lives.

MSMM: Something that you ladies consistently stand for is purity. What advice would you give to young girls and guys who are trying to commit to purity? How do you stay joyful while waiting upon God?

BG: Don’t believe the world’s message that you are nobody unless you have a boyfriend or girlfriend or that you can only get attention by the way you dress. We stay joyful by falling in love with God first and really developing our love for God.

MSMM: What was the last good read you all had?

BG: Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer, any Bill Johnson Books.

MSMM: Most played song/album on your iPod?

BG: We are eclectic. We like Broadway, Jazz, Oldies

MSMM: What is your favorite way to pass the time while touring?

BG: Reading and Starbucks!

MSMM: Thanks so much for your time ladies! Can’t wait to see you on tour in a few weeks!

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