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"We thought it was such a great idea, especially since we're such passionate songwriters," Stephen tells The Boot of the contest, which was presented to them by Planet Verge. "That will be a fun thing for us to do. We'll have to interview whoever wins the contest and get to know them a little bit more so we can write a song based on them. It's something that we may even think about doing again later in the future. It's a cool way to get the fans interacting and showing us what they think is a good way to promote Love and Theft."
As far as the context of the song, the band says anything is possible. "It might be a love song; you never know," Stephen says with a grin. "[The winner] could be my soulmate. [laughs]"
Fans worldwide can enter the 'Our Song for You' contest by sending their documented ideas showing the band what they did to promote Love and Theft to email@example.com. For a complete list of contest rules and regulations click here. The trio has also put together a teaser video about the contest, which can be viewed by clicking here.
In the meantime, Love and Theft are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their 2009 debut CD, 'World Wide Open.'