Everlife released their EP, At the Love Library, last April, but the singing sisters have been in the band together for over 10 years! Julia, Amber, and Sarah Ross stopped by the J-14 offices to fill us in on life after The Cheetah Girls and Miley Cyrus tours!
J-14: How would you describe your sound today?
Amber Ross: Our sound is a mix of pop-rock music blended with three part harmony vocals. Everyone always tells us you can't beat sibling harmony, so I guess that's a good thing! We like to keep things really organic with our sound, mixing that with pop.
J-14: Is there any sibling rivalry on the road?
Sarah Ross: We really are best friends. Julia was eight, I was 11, and Amber was 13 when we started touring and traveling. It's pretty crazy! We've been together on the road together so we know how to push each other's buttons, and we definitely do fight, but we get over it so quick that it never lasts.
Amber: I said this morning that we love hard, but we also fight hard. We don't have a lot of middle ground on anything. We're extreme.
J-14: What are your fave tracks off At the Love Library?
Julia Ross: Mine is "Attention." My dad and I wrote it together about some particular girl that we didn't like -- well that he liked but I didn't like! It has a lot of angst and soul to it.
Amber: Mine is "Resistance." We were trying to write something with girl power. It ended up that at the end of our songwriting session, we were writing a song to the three of us. It's about the importance of being united within what we're doing. When you're united for a common cause, you're on the same page and you're being a positive reinforcement to each other.
Sarah: There are two songs from our previous record, Everlife that we did with Disney that we redid, and one of the songs is called "Goodbye." I love the version on the record that we had - a full band, really rocked out. Then we redid it really chill, with a more soulful kind of feeling. I like it.
J-14: Who are your biggest musical influences?
Amber:We grew up with a lot of Cream and Aerosmith. U2, who we just saw live. That was great -- they are so good! Such good music.
Sarah: We also dig matchbox20 and Maroon 5. We were little kids when they first came out, and they've been around for a long time.
Julia: Right now Owl City is huge for us -- the song "Fireflies" is incredible.
J-14: What was touring with Miley Cyrus like?
Sarah: When we started working with Disney, it was right before Miley had gotten signed and her old sister Brandi had actually lived with us for a year and a half, so we knew the family really well.
Julia: I was actually just in L.A,. hanging with Miley and Brandi. Their whole family is really down-to-earth and sweet. We were just driving around, and one of the paparazzi guys was like, 'Hey Miley, can you tweet about Millions of Milkshakes?' And she's like, 'How about we just go down there and I'll help your business." That's the reason she went there.
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