Plain White Ts frontman Tom Higgenson spent some time catching up with Damon and Gina backstage to talk about new music, and why he’s not scared of U2.
Back at 96.5 TIC’s All-Star Christmas, the Plain White Ts said they weren’t planning to hit the GRAMMYs, but that was before frontman Tom Higgenson migrated to the West Coast to beat the brutal Chicago winter. “I’m renting a spot in Malibu, because Chicago is too damn cold right now, so I got out of there,” said Tom. What about the rest of the band? “They’re probably buried in the snow.”
Cold weather non withstanding, the Plain White Ts have finished off their next full length album, American Nights, which is set to hit stores this spring. “It’s mixed, mastered, ready to go out, so in the next couple of months it will be out there,” Higgenson confirmed.
The album’s first single “The Giving Tree” is already catching fire on the radio, and while the tree theme isn’t a far cry from U2’s classic album title The Joshua Tree, Higgenson joked that he isn’t afraid of any legal action by the veteran band. “I think that ‘The Joshua Tree’ and ‘The Giving Tree’ are far enough apart that we won’t be in any logistic trouble.”