THRILLIST: What's your take on love songs that don't necessarily involve another human? Like these guys who write love songs about their pickup trucks or their dogs?
Hall: If you have a love for your pickup truck, write a song about it. That's what I say. Why not? I don't think there should be any censorship.
Oates: Everyone has their own concept of love. You can love your dog. You can love your pickup truck. You can love your gun, or your flowerbed, or your organic garden. [Laughs] Better to love than not to love, I guess.
THRILLIST: What are some of your favorite love songs by other artists?
Hall: Very few songs appeal to me that are about positive love. "Sara Smile" is a positive love song, but even that one has a bit of complication in the second verse. A song like "If You Don’t Know Me by Now," [originally by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes], is a love song, but a frustrated love song.