This week we are crushing on Carol-Lynne Quinn from High Love!
I love featuring partners in the same crush week, and I hope you guys love it too. Like I mentioned in Jeff’s interview (Carol-Lynne’s bandmate and husband), the idea of pursuing a passion and a dream with the person you love most in the world is beyond romantic to me. Having met these two lovebirds, you can feel the ease between them, as well as the love and support. They’re all in when it comes to their band, their music, and each other. And in the end that’s what their band is all about: being all in, and giving their all to make amazing music.
Inventively yet effortlessly blending in elements of pop, alternative, and electronic music, High Love is a band that defies categorization. And frankly, we prefer it that way. It’s music to get addicted to. Take a listen to one of their tunes and you’ll see why. Here’s one of our faves:
Fall in love with Carol-Lynne along with us below.
What is your definition of romance?
I think romance is connection. Emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. At first it’s unexplainable and you just feel the cord that connects you.. pulls you in. Later in a long term relationship I would say it’s pursuing that connection and learning what makes your partner (and yourself) feel connected and close to each other – deep conversation, challenging each other to grow, thoughtful acts, spontaneous fun and adventure. To me, all of this comes from connection and understanding as well as investing in it.
What is the best piece of marriage advice you have ever received?
Do not fight at the little things (because you will try). Seriously, who cares how the toilet paper roll goes or how the Christmas tree is decorated or whatever you learned is “the way” in your experience of life. Create new traditions, new “rights” together. Also – communicate. Learn how to connect.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to single men/women out there, what would it be?
I would say invest in yourself. Learn to love yourself. Learn what makes you happy, what you need, how you communicate, how you thrive and how you grow. Do it. Grow. Become an amazing human being and become aware, awake and amazing for YOURSELF. Whether you are single or in a relationship, your self investment and self love matters so much. I think it’s essential to give yourself permission to become incredible simply for yourself and if you ever have a partner, they will benefit from it too.
Describe your marriage in one word
How do you balance your family life with life as a touring musician?
Bahaha you tell me :P Well, Jeff and I get to tour together so that’s pretty awesome. However, you’re so on the go there is often little time to hang and communicate – so I think it’s still a learning process. Our band is our family and our friends that surround us are also our family. I’ve actually found that we invest more in our family time back home; with our parents, siblings and friends, now that we are on the road and we don’t live in the same city. I haven’t found a perfect balance yet but I think making the most out of the time you do share has been very valuable to me.