This is a deeply personally alarming question I get a surprising amount:
“Liam… he’s your boyfriend, right?”
“Is he your boyfriend?”
“And is Liam your boyfriend?”
“Which one is your boyfriend again?”
Hell-to-the-no Liam is not my boyfriend, and what exactly makes people assume that I am dating someone in the band?
It’s almost like I can’t be in a band without one of the men in there being my partner, who let me in at the immense punish at the rest of the members. Like I’m Yoko Ono. Fucking hell, John.
We’ve been a band for 10 years and not once have we released any content which features Liam and I looking even remotely romantic.
The closest Liam and I have ever got to heavy physical contact was after the earthquake here in Christchurch which happened as I was heading to his house for a writing session, and he said “er… do you want a hug?” when I showed up and I responded “It’s okay, I know that would be weird” and he was like “okay cool”.
If you asked both of us if we were dating, you would physically see us recoil in an awkward pool of slight disgust – but like a love-infused disgust. And when I say love I mean like asking your 9 year old son to hug your 6 year old daughter and they’re like eewwww noooooo. Not love-love. Just have to make that clear because it seems people can’t tell the difference.
I’ve never dated any of the guys in my band, nor would I ever. They are cootie infested – it’s a fact.
If I had brothers, they would be them and it would be like dating them.
Have you dated your brother before? No, I didn’t think so. It’s pretty gross. It’s frowned upon, actually.
And looking at bands we all know and love with men and women in them that dated, it simply does not work.
WE ALL KNOW WHAT WENT DOWN IN FLEETWOOD MAC.
Although if we were to analyse bands with these hetero-romantic dynamics, we can see that whilst almost ALWAYS ending badly, they actually tend to bring out the best fuckin’ heartbreak songs ever.
…uh, if you can get an entire album out of a break up, maybe it’s worth it?
I’m not planning to trial-run it anytime soon.