Thursday, October 15, 2015

All That Remains' Phil Labonte: "I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan"


All That Remains singer Phil Labonte was recently interviewed by 97.9 WGRD radio, you can read some excerpts below.


About the importance of genres in music: "It doesn't really matter if your songs are 'this' enough or 'that' enough except for 'are they good?' You can take a song that's in… and it happens all the time in R&B and with country. You can take a country song that some dude in Nashville wrote and some country artist puts it up and it'll go to the top of the charts on the country charts. And then, six months later, an R&B person will go ahead and perform the song and it'll go to the top of the charts on the R&B charts, because the song's good. It doesn't matter that it's in an R&B style or in a country style, and I think that holds true for any type of genre that you wanna play a song in. That's why there's that band… There's a band called I Prevail that covered Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space', and it came out pretty cool, because it's a good song."

About his appreciation for pop music: "I'm a big good-song fan. And, from my perspective, good songs tend to be pop songs, whether they're pop-country or dance songs or whatever. They're good songs for a reason. People like 'em for a reason. I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan. I just really dig well-crafted, short songs. I'm not into big, long, drawn-out, self-indulgent songs. And I'm not knocking that kind of stuff, and I'm not knocking people that like it, but just for me personally, I like something that gets to the point and kind of grabs you."