Boycode! We’re totally spoilt with four of you this month. Tell us about your new single After Juliet...
Lennert: I’m very proud of After Juliet. It’s written by Tony Rodini, an amazing guy and a fantastic producer. It’s basically a catchy song that you’ll whistle all day. Grego: It’s a fresh song wondering if you could have a life without your Juliet. Life after you had that moment together. I really love it and I hope the rest of the world will.
Where did the inspiration come from?
Timmy: Everyone knows the story of when you break up with someone, your heart is broken, and then you always have to wonder if you can survive life after. Is there a life after?
Is it a sound for the summer?
Mattias: I think it’s an all time song. So summer, winter, any time!
Performing must take a huge amount of energy
G: It really does, so you have to work hard every day – not just physically but mentally as well. You have to be prepared for everything and keep your mind open for new and rather unexpected things. T: Work hard, play hard! [Laughs]
We couldn’t help but notice the bodies. You guys aren’t strangers to the gym, then?
M: I actually don’t like the gym at all. I love to take myself to another level and give the best of myself, but I’m just not that sort of guy for the gym. G: Well I do, especially when I know something is coming up, like a photo shoot or a video. Then I’m in the gym every single day for weeks.
Do you guys keep in shape for your own pleasure or, as you said, to look good?
M: Honestly, mostly to look good. G: For me, it’s a bit of both, really.
What’s your workout routines like currently?
L: Fitness, running and – when I’m in the mood – I like to go swimming. G: I do a very special routine to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. I start with a cardio session for ten muscle group, let’s say chest. Then interval for ten minutes.
I then do the next muscle group, cardio again for ten minutes, and then the last muscle group. The next day, I do the same but different muscle groups. I keep doing that for six days and then rest for one day. That’s it!
Do you train together?
T: Sometimes we’ll run together. M: We tend to have our own training schedules, though.
Would you say you’re all body conscious?
G: I really am! I watch my food and everything — I’m a little bit of a freak! [Laughs] T: Greg is indeed! I’m sometimes a freak, it just depends on my mood. M: Is anyone not? Yeah, I think we all are.
Is anyone not?
T: Greg is a maniac, but the rest of us, not so crazy...
We wouldn’t change a thing about any of you — but if YOU could change yourself, would you?
G: I don’t like my nose and teeth, but that’s my opinion. In general, I’m happy with who I am, even though I have small issues about myself. T: I want to lose weight, and new teeth! L: Maybe a little bit bigger... [Laughs hysterically] I joke. I’m happy with the way I am.
We imagine you get lots of comments from fans regarding your appearance — is there comment on with you as a group, or individually?
L: I think they like my smile. T: They like it when I post pics of my body. I always get good comments, so that’s nice. My second name is they love it! [Laughs] M: Timmy is cuteness.
Music gives younger people the chance to dream and express themselves. How much music has?
L: Music is everywhere. Imagine a world without music! It’s different for everyone as it’s about feelings, expression, culture, religion. Music is more than just the sound that we all hear. M: Music is never enough though, because I think that everybody should do what he or she loves to do. Dream big and enjoy your life!
Music also helps some express their sexuality. Have you experienced this?
G: Yeah! Especially in Holland. We had a concert once and fans literally asked us to... y’know! [Laughs] T: The proposals are sometimes craaaazy! L: We didn’t do it, though. Just to be clear... [Laughs]
Come on then. Who’s your biggest crush?
G: ARIANA GRANDE! T: Kylie Jenner.
Now let’s talk underwear. Are you a boxers or briefs guys?
M: Boxers. G: Boxers, always.
all expect from you guys in the next 12 months? Spill…
M: To make a lot of hits and give everything we’ve got! [Laughs] L: Let that be a surprise for all of us...