Scissor Sisters are redefining pop music with a playful edge; fusing rock, dance, and just about everything else with incredibly well-written songs with hooks that force you to sing along. Baby Daddy teamed up with lead singer Jake Shears to form the nucleus which expanded to include self described "drag queen stuck in a woman's body" Ana Matronic, drummer Paddy Boom and guitarist Del Marquis.
In addition to being international pop stars and domestic cult icons, lead sister Jake Shears is an outspoken advocate of artist and consumer rights, taking on the Transworld Entertainment corporation (fye, Coconuts, Spec's, Sam Goody, Suncoast, The Wherehouse, et al.) for their high CD prices, an action which has resulted in that corporation refusing to sell the band's records in any of their stores..
DJ Ron Slomowicz: What was in your head when you were working on this album?
Del Marquis: I think we were just trying to write an amazing second album and not go crazy, but I think we only achieved one of those things. We wrote a ton of songs and picked the best, and I think we ended up with a really great album.
Jake Shears: It was definitely a challenge, it was going to be a challenge from the get go.
DJ Ron: Did you feel a lot of pressure to follow-up the first album?
Jake Shears: Yes, absolutely. There were a lot of people for whom first album was very close to their hearts so, it's kind of a strange thing to follow it up but also make something different at the same time, trying not to repeat yourself.
Del Marquis: I think it's inherent. You take a lot of the burden on yourself, and we don't really get a lot of pressure from the record company, so it's really kind of us trying to one-up ourselves. We never really thought it would be this successful; I always thought we'd be a sort of a cult band but we're following up this pop album and we wanted to write something stronger.
DJ Ron: Did you collaborate any differently with the other band members on this new album?
Jake Shears: We've collaborated quite a bit more. I mean, three people in the room at one time is definitely my limit. Songwriting is kind of embarrassing when you're doing it and I definitely don't think songwriting is really for five people at once. I don't think I could ever write with the whole band at one time. So it's just a matter of who's around. I'd say there was more collaboration on this record than on the first one, as far as bringing in band members, but it wasn't anything that happened all at once.