Interview with John and Edward in the journal Frida


Jedward are back!

Listen up all Jedheads! Your favourite duo are back with an album they wrote themselves. John & Edward are ready once again to show the world their delightful personalites.

In just 3 years Jedward have taken part in the Eurovision twice as Ireland’s entry & managed to release 3 albums. This summer they’ll be releasing their 4th album, Free Spirit, which for the first time is written and produced entirely by 22 year old John& Edward Grimes.

Can you tell us about the first single from the album, Free Spirit?
J: it’s the first song we’ve written entirely by ourselves, the fans flip out when they hear it. The song’s about the Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold. I saw her on tv & thought she was fantastic.

How does it feel now your fans have heard the song?
J: it’s unbelievable because it’s ours
E: many of our fans have tattoos of our song texts, but it’s more fun now because we wrote them ourselves. Not that I’m encouraging anyone to get a tattoo, haha!

Would you get tattoos yourselves?
J: I like tattoos but I wouldn’t get one myself. If I did, it’d have to be a very good one, the most amazing tattoo ever.
E: we don’t need tattoos to express ourselves.


You’re releasing an album you wrote yourselves this summer, how does that feel?
J: unbelievable, we’ve been working on it since October & it’s difficult when you’re doing it all yourselves.
E: after Eurovision we got a lot of songs sent to us that producers would like us to sing, but there came a day when we said that we ought to be doing it ourselves instead.

How are your love lives?
E: we always talk & text a lot of cool girls. But we’ve not found the one yet.
Why do you think girls like you so much?
J: we’re the kindest guys ever. We’re cool when we’re round girls & I think they like usĀ  because we’re ourselves. We’re not like other guys.

Your Mum is your manager & is with you when you play, how’s that?
E: it’s nice! If we’d been on our own it would be more difficult. I can understand why celebrities go crazy because they’re alone. That’s why it’s so good that me & John always have each other to talk to & we’ve known each other our entire lives. It’s good to have our Mum with us because she treats us normally.

Translated by: @bethany_alicia