Patients at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) in Charlotte, NC were excited when the group, Capital Cities, who sing the chart-topping hit, “Safe And Sound” stopped by Seacrest Studios! The singers, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, charmed their way into the hearts of patients who were unable to leave the hospital for the group’s concert stop with Fitz & The Tantrums. They told patients the remarkable story of how they met - believe it or not - on Craigslist!
Patients were entertained by the duo talking about wanting to start a Sky Mall blog and that “Unchained Melody” is their go-to karaoke song. They told the crowd in Seacrest Studios that the name “Capital Cities” came about in a random brainstorming session between the two. They also told LCH patients that “Safe And Sound” was a song that had been in the works for a long time. “The song that you may have heard – ‘Safe And Sound’ – that particular song actually took a long time for us to get right. We wrote it very quickly, and we wrote it probably, I guess it was 2010, but then it took us, we literally reproduced the song probably 8 or 9 times before we stumbled upon what you now hear on the radio with the synthesizers and the trumpets, so, it can take a while to really hone in your sound.”
We loved having Ryan and Sebu in Charlotte and we look forward to their next visit to Seacrest Studios!