Interview: While She Sleeps
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:52:23
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Find out all about the group's incredible sophomore offering Brainwashed right from vocalist Loz.
While She Sleeps made one of the year's best heavy metal albums with their second offering Brainwashed [Razor & Tie]. The Sheffield, UK quintet—Lawrence "Loz" Taylor [vocals], Sean Long [lead guitar, piano, backing vocals], Mat Welsh [rhythm guitar], Aaran McKenzie [bass], and Adam Savage [drums]—hone and sharpen their sound, making the attack tighter and tougher. At the same time, there are some big anthems on here you can easily sing along to—while moshing of course. In this exclusive interview, Loz tells us all about the approach for Brainwashed, shares what he's listening to, compares the record to a film, and so much more.
What was your approach like for Brainwashed? How did it differ from past records?
To be honest, the recording process was rather sketchy for me. Having just recovered from throat surgery, it was hard for me to do a lot of vocals at one time, so it took a while. We recorded all over the world. On some parts, we needed to record outside of the studio. We used people's practice rooms, studios, and bedrooms whilst on the road.
The album feels like a complete thought. Did you approach with a distinct vision or vibe in mind?
I think we all share a similar outlook on the topics we write about. So although it was never a complete thought, I think the vision was very similar for us all.
Where did the title come from and what's its overall significance?
The title comes from our five opinions on the modern world that we live in and conform to—Brainwashed.
Listen to "Four Walls" from While She Sleeps: