Lil Wayne Tour Invigorated Far East Movement

07/05/2013
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(Radio.com) The members of Far East Movement decided to challenge themselves on their forthcoming album. While on tour with Lil Wayne, the energy they felt from the crowd each night invigorated them, eventually inspiring their new single, "Turn Up the Love."

"Everyone says, 'Turn it up, turn it up,'" Kev Nish explained to Radio.com. "We felt the love from the audience [and] we said, 'Let's challenge ourselves. Can we make a club song that doesn't talk about any type of bottles or anything else in the club?' So we did."

"Turn Up the Love," like many of Far East Movement's tracks, features another artist. While Cover Drive provides the vocals on this one, the band has worked with everyone from Pitbull and Tyga to Snoop Dogg and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder in the past. When asked what their criteria for collabs are, they joked that they just pick them out of a hat or search on Craigslist.

All kidding aside, the guys said they're picky when it comes to collaborations. "We have to be a fan, and that artist's brand [has to] convey the message and the style that we're trying to convey," Kev explained. "As writers, it's truly an honor to have other people sing your hooks. That's like a dream come true being producers and writers in the music industry."

Far East Movement finds the inspiration for those monster hooks from life experience. Whether it's something they heard at the club or while watching TV, each track comes together differently.

"We record a lot of things we see and hear off of our phones and then take that into the studio, make the sound, start writing," said Kev. More from the group.

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