Friday, January 29, 2016

Of Mice & Men: "The most important thing is lyrical honesty"


Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauley was recently interviewed by Rock Sound, you can read some excerpts below.


About their plans for 2016: "We’re a few months into working on a new album. With a band like ours, we like to take some time and get back into the creative mind-set. We try not to put too many restrictions on ourselves, or the pressure of having completion dates. It’s very organic. That was such a huge part of why ‘Restoring Force’ was so successful, because we let ourselves have that time to stop and breathe."

He added: "I feel like a lot of musicians use the word ‘heavy’ very differently to a lot of music listeners. A lot of listeners use heavy to describe how the record sounds, but when we talk about being heavy we mean things that are emotional. There may be a part that doesn’t sound like a brutal breakdown, but the vocals and delivery are heavy.

"Sometimes a melodic part is heavy, because it weighs on you. While we do focus on making sure we have sonically heavy music, the most important thing is lyrical honesty. Fans who just want to hear breakdowns can listen to older albums, because the truth is that when a band changes their sound, their old records don't just disappear forever."