Madden Brothers Talk New Song ‘We Are Done,’ Nicole Richie, and Cameron Diaz

May 30, 2014 7:34 am
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Joel and Benji Madden are back … and with a new song, sound, and side project!

The Madden Brothers‘ “We Are Done” premiered on Friday morning and it’s the perfect summer jam. And we were lucky enough to have the twins call in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to give us more details on their new project.

“We worked a very long time on this record,” explains Joel. “We’ve been working for almost three years on this Madden Brothers record and were so happy to finally be done with it.”

And Good Charlotte fans don’t need to worry! “Good Charlotte will always be,” he adds. “It’s in our DNA, but it’s the Madden Brothers now, so we just decided to break off and do this new thing. We had to spend almost three years trying to find our sound … and get inspired.”

The Madden Brothers’ debut album, Greetings From California, is finished and will be released in October … and it will feature not one, but tracks that were co-created with none other than Pharrell Williams, “California Rain” and “Good Gracious, Abby.”

Greetings From California will also be “two-sided” … after all, there are two Madden brothers. “We did make little intros for each side of the album,” adds Joel. “We feel like there’s not a lot of that going on right now in music, especially in pop music. We thought it would be interesting to make the record a little bit more of a listening experience than a singles experience.”

Music isn’t the only thing that is going well for the Maddens. Joel has been happily married to Nicole Richie since 2010 and the couple has two cute children, daughter Harlow, 6, and son Sparrow, 4.

“Everything’s great,” gushes Joel. “The kids are real kids, they’re like full-grown … Life is good. I can’t complain. I have a beautiful wife and a beautiful life. I love California, I love living in California. I thank God everyday when I wake up in L.A. That’s kind of where we got the inspiration for the whole record was California.”

As for Benji, he may not be married with kids … but there have been rumors he’s dating Nicole’s good friend, Cameron Diaz. So is it true? “Well, Ryan there’s only one way to find out,” teases Benji after a lot of nervous laughter. “You’ve got to play Ryan’s Roses … that’s still a radio phenomenon.”

Buy “We Are Done” on iTunes here … and for everything on The Madden Brothers, check out their official site!

We are Done

I want you to know
it’s time to go
yeah we are done.
I want you to see
that I need to be free.
We are done.
We are

Done with being a silent many
Every voice rings out and carries
No we won’t just go back
Home without you hearing
the sound when the many say
We are done.

You, first brought the sun
for everyone, here to see.
Why, does it always change
to guns and chains, eventually.
We are done.
We are…

Done with being a silent many
Every voice rings out and carries
No we won’t just go back
Home without you hearing
the sound when the many say
we are
Done with being a silent many
Every voice rings out and carries
No we won’t just go back
Home without you hearing
the sound when the many say
We are done.

We are done.


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