It was a total LOL-fest when we recently chatted with FTSK's singer Jonathan Cook. He dished to us about the band's new CD, his fave thing to do in Texas, and, of course his "little sister" Selena Gomez! Sel's duet with FTSK, "Whoa Oh!" is available on iTunes NOW! Click here to purchase it!
J-14: Why did you guys pick "Whoa Oh!" to be your duet with Selena?
Jonathan: It was her idea! Selena surprised me and sent me a version of the song, and I showed it to the other guys and it sounded really cool. We were like, "Why don't we do an official version where she sings on it?" So Selena came to the studio while we were in L.A. and it was really after a long days work. So it was really just relaxing to get in the studio and be able to do something really special.
J-14: So it was one of those late night jam sessions you always hear about?
Jonathan: Yeah, we just got pizza and we just hung out in the studio and everything was cool. It wasn't like we were working at all.
J-14: How did you deal with the rumors that you were dating Selena?
Jonathan: I didn't even know! I don't even pay attention to rumors. But I help Selena -- I try to help her stay off the internet where they talk bad. It's so hard to ignore it. Selena's like a little sister to me and we have a great friendship.
J-14: Do you give her brotherly advice about boys?
Jonathan: We don't talk about that stuff that much. We talk about more things like Texas and homesickness and new things in our careers that are exciting and happening and things like that.
J-14: What's your favorite thing to do in Texas?
Jonathan: There's this new day spa that opened in October. It's like 32,000 sq. foot and it's just a fabulous place that you would never expect. And there's only two. There's one in Chicago and there's one in Dallas. So the first thing I wanna do when I get home is go to the King Spa & Sauna.
J-14: So tell us about the deluxe edition of Underdog Alma Matter!
Jonathan: The deluxe edition of our album will be out this summer. It has 29 songs and 11 videos. It's gonna be super-packed. And it's gonna be basically all the stuff that maybe didn't make the album and early acoustic versions of songs that also did make the album. Our Taylor Swift "Love Story" cover is on there and some other fun songs. And then the whole cartoon series that we did for YouTube is gonna be on there including the fifth and final episode, which I haven't even seen yet!