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Watch Fitz and the Tantrums and Holychild Discuss Music, Influences

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On the surface, the soulful sounds of Fitz and the Tantrums have very little in common with the synth-driven dance pop from Holychild, but it turns out it all might have stemmed from similar beginnings.

In an installment of the PopCrush web series, ‘The Collaboration Room,’ Fitz and the Tantrums frontman Michael Fitzpatrick sat down with Holychild’s Liz Nistico and Louie Diller to talk about their views on the current state of music, collaborations and some of their biggest influences.

In the video above, Fitzpatrick, Nistico and Diller discuss how singing along in the car to Motown records when they were children had a profound impact on shaping their futures. “I was singing from the time I came out of my mother’s womb,” Fitzpatrick notes in the clip. “Music was in my bones and I couldn’t stop. I think I drove everybody in my family crazy because I would never shut up. I would just be singing all the time, day and night.”

In the two videos below, everyone talks about their influences (turns out you can thank Jeff Buckley for at least some of Fitz and the Tantrums) and what Fitzpatrick calls today’s “shuffle generation.”

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