I like to think that the new album has matured a little bit from the last album. We expanded a little bit - in the first one it's pretty much straight-ahead rock. You know, the whole way through, there was only one slow song on it. On this record, I think we have a couple of songs that are a little bit heavier than what was on the first one, and we also have a couple that are a little bit lighter. We just kind of broadened the horizon a little bit.
Not really, definitely not from any outside sources. If there was any pressure it was just from ourselves. We just wanted to make sure that what we were doing was right. But, you know, when you're dealing with any kind of art, I think pressure really doesn't help at all. All you can do is give what comes out of you - and that's what we did.
I think everything about it. Just the experience, but mainly performing live for people. I think if it wasn't for playing in front of audiences, I don't think that anyone would want to play music. That's where you get all your gratification. It's just something else to be up on stage, playing music that you wrote and having people enjoy it - and have it mean something to them also.
"When you can't give one fan the attention they expect, they hate you and call you an asshole. It wasn't in my @#$%& job description to come to the fan's houses and play nintendo with them!"
"All the songs come from personal experience of some sort and I think it's important to write about what you know. It's much more believable because you sing it with more passion and conviction."
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