Benji and Joey Madden, better known as The Madden Brothers, have spoken to FAULT Magazine about their work with Pharrell on their debut album. The brothers praised the 'Happy' singer for his instantaneous ability to understand the sound which they wanted to produce for their record, 'Greetings From California'.
The Madden Brothers have described Pharrell Williams as a ''visionary''.
The twins, Benji and Joey - best known as members of rock band Good Charlotte - have been working with the 'Happy' hitmaker on their debut album as a duo, and have praised him for being so understanding of the musical direction in which they wanted to go.
Benji told issue 19 of FAULT Magazine: ''We worked a lot with Pharrell on the record - we wrote two songs on the record with him - he really gets the vision and supports it.
''Three years ago, when we decided to do this Madden Brothers thing, we told him how we wanted it to be and he was like, 'Yeah The Eagles, I can see that s**t.' He's a visionary and then we started writing songs [together].''
The brothers - who were photographed by Miles Holder for the magazine (www.fault-magazine.com/issues) - revisited many bands who they listened to in their youth such as The Eagles and The Beach Boys for inspiration when recording their album 'Greetings From California'.
Joel explained: ''We listened to The Beach Boys, The Eagles and then, as teenagers, Sublime and then Dr. Dre's Chronic and all these hip hop records. We've been in California for 10 years and while we are from the East Coast, it was [always] our dream to get to California.''
The Madden Brothers' debut single 'We Are Done' and album 'Greetings From California' are both out now on Capitol Records.