MKTO: "Expect to Scream and Lose Your Voice"

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Crossfade: "Classic" is huge right now. The song was recorded about a year ago. During that process, did you have a feeling that would be a breakout track? Or was it just another song you were working on?

Tony Oller: We just wanted to write the catchiest songs possible and have a record with a versatile sound. We weren't really going for one style. So I think it's more or less about how people react to it. We had great success in Australia with "Thank You" and "Thank You" didn't work out here. So it is just about how people respond to songs. We think of all the songs we make as our babies. So for it to work either way, it's great. We're just happy people like the song.

You and Malcolm met as part of the cast of Nickelodeon's Gigantic. How much were you working on music before that?

The show was our introduction. We played best friends on it and became best friends off it. I think about halfway through the show, we would just find beats and record stuff on GarageBand and go home after filming a long day and still be writing music until 4 a.m. We realized how much fun it was and we decided to take it a little more seriously. We always just had such a fun time making music together. When it's not fun anymore, we will be done with it. But it's a blast!

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