Candy Hearts is the kind of band that should be blasted out of car speakers on a summertime drive. Technically, I first heard Candy Hearts through my tiny laptop speakers, but the first time I really heard them was the day that their single “Bad Idea” came on shuffle in my car on a sunny day. The song burst out of the sound system, and the fast-paced guitar blended with their fun, truthful lyrics made the sun seem slightly brighter, and my car seem slightly faster.
When I sat down with Candy Hearts front woman Mariel Loveland, we decided to explore a nearby thrift shop. But before going thrifting, Mariel and I discussed her take on feminism, pizza, and working with Newfound Glory’s Chad Gilbert on Candy Hearts’ upcoming album.