We The Kings have had a crazy year between releasing their third album Sunshine State of Mind, headlining the Friday Is Forever tour, and then finishing the year with a string of dates opening for Demi Lovato. Front man Travis Clark recently chatted with J-14 all about the new album, the sweet story behind the album's second single "Say You Like Me", and what it's like touring with his close friend Demi on the road.
Q: Where did the title Sunshine State of Mind come from?
Travis Clark: We live in Florida, which is the sunshine state, and because we pretty much spend eleven months on the road and a couple days here, a couple days there at home, we try to keep with us our family and friends from our hometown. It's really the only thing that we know for anything permanent and we wanted to dedicate a record to our friends and family. Sunshine State of Mind is kind of saying like, "Wherever we go, we always have you guys on our mind."
Q: What's the most personal track to you off the album?
Travis: It's weird but every song has a certain spot in my heart. Nothing was just thrown on the record, everything was there for a reason and there because I wanted it to be there. But there's a song off the record called "You and Only You" and it's a song that I really want to kind of one day sing to my wife -- wherever she is in the world. I think it's the most romantic song that I've ever written and I think it's the ultimate wedding song without straight up saying that this is a wedding song, you know? The lyrics and everything just means a lot to me. It's like when you find that one person that makes you want to stop looking and it's a really special thing and it's kind of just letting everyone know I'm still on the search for that one and only.