Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix on new album: “We wanna make something that’s adventurous”

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Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix was recently interviewed by Terry “Beez” Bezer for Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez” episode. Below you can read some extracts.

About new music, Shaddix said: “I am super excited about where Papa Roach is going. Something is bubbling and boiling and that’s great. I’m feeling inspired. As far as taking off where we left off, it’s always an adventure — it’s kind of unraveling before us. We’re starting to discover who we are again; it’s always a discovery”.

He continued: “I can tell you this: we went in and cut this track called ‘Bloodline’. We had been in quarantine for about almost a month and a half, two months at this time, and we had to get together and create something. We just were, like, ‘Dude, I’m just itching, man. I need to make some noise with you guys.’ And we hooked up.

“The consensus amongst the band and our producers that day was there are no fucking rules anymore. There never has been, but somehow we feel like there are. But we just had that realization that there are no rules in this music. And if we make something that feels safe or, I guess, kind of in the norm, it’s just gonna be boring. We can’t make a record that is three songs that are the singles and then seven songs that are trying to be the singles. That’s a fucking boring record. So we wanna make something that’s adventurous. And we wrote this track called ‘Bloodline’ that’s just like — I don’t know how to explain it. It sounds like a cross between, like, Papa Roach and DEVO and punk, if I could explain it.”