Hush Kids is a songwriting blind date that paid off.
Jill Andrews and Peter Groenwald were introduced via their respective publishers four years ago. The first session yielded a song for their self-titled debut album, whose "What's Your Hurry" premieres exclusively below. "It was amazing," Andrews recalls. But it was the second time, a few years later, that cemented the tandem.
"We wrote in Peter's boat, which was parked in his back yard," recalls Andrews, who had released a pair of solo albums and had been part of the band the Everybodyfields. "We were dry-docked, but we had a couple of beers," adds Groenwald. That session led to another song both singer-songwriters loved, and the proverbial light bulbs went off. "I was doing a little mixing on it," Groenwald remembers, "and I said, 'Wait, this is done, and it's awesome' and Jill was the one who said, 'and we should start a band!' I felt like I couldn't say no, because she clearly has a lot going on and it's her idea to do this. I had to say yes."