When songwriting trio A R I Z O N A talks creativity, it’s in lockstep with authenticity. “It’s a funny sort of thing to pursue, because there’s being creative in a way that’s authentic to you, and then there’s being creative for the sake of being creative. And so sometimes when you’re down the rabbit hole, you can cross over.”
This sort of honest and enlightened take on the music world sets the tone for the remainder of a lively conversation, which stretches from the late-night creation of “Let Me Touch Your Fire,” to the idea of being each others’ “rock in the ground” while “doing one of the craziest jobs,” aka making music. No matter what the topic covered — yes, there’s even a discussion about “Taylor Ham vs. Pork Roll” — you can be sure you’re getting the most authentic versions of Zachary Charles, Nate Esquite, and David Labuguen.
You can now listen to “ASYLUM,” the sophomore album from the group.