"I've never made music without Nat and that means that I've never really made music," Alex Wolff tells PEOPLE
"I've never made music without Nat and that means that I've never really made music," Alex, 26, tells PEOPLE. "I had one side electronic band, but that was because I had to keep it private on my laptop."
From Nat's perspective, "it's not just because we're brothers and have similar tastes, which is why we keep working together. We both bring different things to the table that I think we wouldn't have otherwise."
"We both push in different directions and we don't go exactly down the same road," the Which Brings Me to You star, 29, adds. "In that way, I think it's an interesting counterpoint."
Alex says the duo "are inspired by similar things and the fusion of the two of our inspirations ends up creating the sound, especially this last album [Table For Two] was really just follow what sounds good, follow what sounds good, don't think about it."
"I think it has more of a sound than anything we've ever done. Like, a more cohesive sound even though the songs are really different and the production can be different. You hear our sensibilities really clearly," he continues. "It doesn't sound as much like my song or Nat's song. It sounds like our songs, and I think we're going to keep changing our sound every album."
Nat also notes that they ultimately "end up meeting in the middle." And according to Alex, this only further allows them to create a cohesive balance.
"We know each other very well and we look out for each other's strong suits and pitfalls. And we can get into," the Oppenheimer actor explains. "It's hard to explain except that's probably why it's best done in music. It's not something intellectual. It's more something musical."
"If you're there, you can understand what starts to happen between the two of us," he continues. "We can balance each other out. And also, it's very natural. It's not a conscious thing where we're trying to manage each other or clip each other's wings. It's really filling in the blanks."
Like all siblings, Nat acknowledges that the pair argues at times "but we don't fight when we're making music together."
Following their Naked Brothers Band era in the mid-2000s, Nat and Alex went out on their own, releasing their debut album Black Sheep, in 2011. Although they dropped their EP, Public Places, in 2016, it wasn't until June 2023 that they finally released their sophomore album, Table For Two.
Beginning with their show in Boston on Jan. 21, Alex tells PEOPLE: "It was maybe one of my favorite shows we've ever done since we were young."
"It was really, really, really fun. The crowd was crazy," Alex shares as Nat continues, "We're playing with this new guy, Alan [Markley], who's an incredible keyboardist and singer and also plays a lot of bass in his left hand and can play all the lines from the record in his right hand, so it added a lot."
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Their limited-city tour has been a different experience from past outings, with Alex noting how "when you're younger, it's harder to connect" with concertgoers. "But I know that now when I talk to the fans at the show, you can really talk about what the songs are about and have fun conversations," he adds. "It was really a blast this last Boston show, so I'm really excited for Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Decatur and New York City."
Tickets for Nat and Alex Wolff's tour can be purchased here.
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