MONDAY Q&A 4/8/19
Q: I’m looking forward to hearing new BIC songs! Does writing feeling different this time? Any ‘difficult’2nd album feelings or pressure to follow up the first record? … or are you just enjoying getting creative from scratch again?
A: Ahh … good question! Tish and I had a long drive home bringing our daughter back to college and I got to listen to FBIC from top to bottom, and I still really enjoy it. For some reason, I am able to step out of being part of BIC and just listen as a ‘fan’ of each of the singers. I don’t feel any pressure to ‘top’ it if that is what you are asking. To me it is a very special record and I just want to continue evolving what we have started. Putting together ‘beauty re-envisioned’ has allowed me to step back a bit and start putting together some new ideas. I am really excited about working on new songs for sure. With Michael (Rozon) working on the new MINISTRY album, it forces me in a way to work on some starting points. We still get in to SAINTinLA at least once a week, and the first two ideas we have started have turned into what I think are going to be fantastic songs! I think I have mentioned wanting to use drum machines on some of the stuff … and I am loving the stark ‘feel’ of these 2 tracks so far. Since FBIC and ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ turned into 2 massive works … I am looking at approaching the next BIC ‘releases’ a bit different’. It is an extremely difficult undertaking, with the multiple artists that make up BIC, to make a cohesive sounding record. I do think we did that with FBIC. With the new material, I am thinking of doing more ‘bite size’ releases. Maybe a secession of 4-song EPs or something. I know these first 2 songs do sound like they sound go together. I think this will allow us to get some new material out before the end of the year as opposed to waiting until we complete a 10+ song ‘full’ CD of sorts.