|They Just Wanna Have Fun! Team HeartBreak & William Belli|
...The Second Single From Their New Album, “Sassy Summer Sounds”
It's summertime and the boys are easy...
It's summertime and the boys are easy...
The fun-loving bro bud duo known as Team HeartBreak returns with the wildest party anthem of the summer. “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun” is the male perspective to Cyndi Lauper’s preeminent girl power track. It expertly mashes 80’s era guitar riffs with the huge dance drops of today. “Cyndi Lauper’s song is timeless,” explains Caleb, “one of the best ever made, but what about us? Boys wanna have fun too!” He says he and Brian relate to Cyndi Lauper as an artist: her crazy hair, untamed attitude, and her strong support of the LGBTQ community. “We wanted to make something even Cyndi would rock out to,” he adds. Team HeartBreak’s "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun" is available now on iTunes along with the entire “Sassy Summer Sounds” album.
“What happened to fun, happy bands like The Cars, Pet Shop Boys, and Wham?” wonders Brian, the other half of Team HeartBreak. “It doesn’t matter when you were born, I think everyone can appreciate fun, carefree music.”
“We all wanna get loud, dance, down some drinks, turn speakers up, and blow off steam, but at the same time we all want to connect with somebody and share an experience,” continues Caleb. “We created ‘Boys Just Wanna Have Fun’ with the intention to capture the spirit of a super fun pool bash that everyone wanted to be at. When we say ‘Come and have a drink with us’, we mean it! ‘Boys Just Wanna Have Fun’ is an all inclusive party and you’re invited.”
Boys often get a bad rap for not being very deep and Team HeartBreak pokes fun at the stereotype. “The subtext of the song is definitely boys just wanna f**k…I mean, freaking have fun!” laughs Brian.
The video stars Willam Belli, the breakout star from RuPaul’s Drag Race, along with her girlfriend, the nontraditional beauty GlamourBear, a seasoned San Francisco performer that the boys pulled out of retirement. The video also features a bevy of party kids soaking up the sun.
“We want everyone to feel a part of our world because, to us, they are,” explains Caleb. He admits to feeling like an outcast most of his life, until he met Brian. “Somehow, we met and we didn't have to explain ourselves to each other. We just got it.”
The guys describe themselves as “brothers from another mother”. They both enjoy dying their hair rainbow colors. They also occasionally wear female clothing. And they sleep with Hello Kitty and My Little Pony dolls.
“We don’t believe in traditional gender roles. We like poking fun at them any chance we get,” says Brian. “I mean, who needs gender roles when you have pizza rolls? Have you tasted those things? They're seriously bomb!”
Caleb and Brian produce, write, sing and remix all of their music themselves: every song, every note. They play all their own instruments as well, and even do their own sound design from the ground up. “We will spend hours crafting a synth sound or a kick drum until we think it’s perfect and unique,” explains Caleb.
“We may not take ourselves seriously, but we take our music very seriously,” confirms Brian.
“Boys Just Wanna Have Fun” follows Team HeartBreak’s hit single release from earlier in the summer, “Do iT Like Miley”. The track was years in the making. By the time the guys entered the recording studio with “Boys”, they were raring to knock it out of the ballpark.
Caleb immediately took off his pants; he prefers to record in his underwear. All was going smashingly well until he decided to hoist himself onto a stool in front of the mic. The stool tipped over and Caleb came crashing down. The boys couldn’t stop laughing as Caleb hung upside down in his drawers. “He couldn’t walk for a week,” remembers Brian.
But he finished all his takes that day. Caleb’s dedicated like that.
Team HeartBreak’s "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun" is available on iTunes now, along with the Sassy Summer Sounds album. The boys love to talk to fans. Say hi and tell them you love their music on their facebook page: facebook.com/thbreak. You can also follow them for sexy and hilarious pics on instagram.com/thbreak and twitter @thbreak.