Me and Jeff Owens met in the dorms in the school year of 1999-2000 and have been friends and music collaborators ever since. I emailed him to ask him the same question I asked Crystal.
K: Hey Jeff! I’m doing this little project and thought about you for it. Do you remember the very first song you really connected with? Like, on an emotional level?
J: “Yeah there’s a lot! But the very first first would prolly be meatloaf’s
I would do anything for love
I say this one because it was the first song I ever spent money on. I bought the single in 6th grade and would listen to it over and over on my parents tape player. Something about that chorus man…
Earlier than that would have to be any song by depeche mode (or as my mom says ‘depressed mode’). I remember riding the freeways in california with my family listening to them. But that’s more of a band than a specific song.”