Taylor Swift’s New Love? Meet Lawson

British band opens up to MTV News about meeting the singer for the first time, and why she's such a big fan of 'Standing in the Dark.'

Taylor Swift knows a hit when she hears it, as she’s already amassed handfuls of her own on the charts. So if you’re an up-and-coming boy band like Lawson and the Red singer pays you a compliment, you don’t forget about it.

“It’s awesome! We’re like massive fans of her music,” Lawson guitarist Joel Peat told MTV News last week, recalling the first time they met the singer during last December’s Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball overseas. “It was in London at the O2 [Arena], which is like one of the most iconic venues. So we were just buzzing, having come off stage there. And she came up and just said that she was a big fan of our music and that she had seen all of our videos on YouTube.”

The co-sign comes at an important time for the U.K. foursome as they prepare to drop their album, Chapman Square, here in the States sometime later this year. And for American fans needing a Lawson primer, Swift’s favorite track just might be a good place to start. “She really liked our song ‘Standing in the Dark,’ ” Leading man Andy Brown said, sharing that her support has been “great.”

Bassist Ryan Fletcher added, “It’s great having Taylor behind us, isn’t it?”

Considering that both Swift and Lawson have a reputation for recording about the ups and downs of falling in love, the guys would totally be down to someday hit the studio with the fair-haired superstar. “We’d love to, absolutely love to if she’s interested,” Brown said. “Maybe do some writing together. We love her music though, that’s the main thing.”

Not only should Swifties get to know Lawson, but Beliebers might also want to bone up on the band. After meeting in L.A. earlier this year, and shutting down rumors they worked with Justin Bieber on Believe Acoustic, they shared they’d also love to work with the singer in the future.

“It’s nice being in that environment, because there’s loads of really cool people around, like Drake was knocking about as well and Van Halen knocking around doing some stuff,” Brown said of the studio encounter. “And it’s a really cool studio and we recorded half our album [Chapman Square] out there as well. We love being out there and writing new stuff. Justin seems to be in there quite a lot.”