Jason Pierce Of Spiritualized Says "I Think It’s My Last Record’
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:44:30
In an interview with The Independent, Jason Pierce has stated that the next Spiritualized album may very well be his last. Spiritualized is planning on a releasing a new album next year, but Pierce, the creative force behind the space rock outfit, has hinted it might be his final one, "I'm a lot older now and in a weird way I think it's my last record."
The interviewer then asked Pierce if it might be due to health concerns, as the musician nearly died from pneumonia in 2005 and in 2012 was being treated for hepatitis C, rather he quipped, "Why, do I look bad?:, and then explained, "I've already covered so much ground and already done a load of ideas. There's no point doing something unless it's better than that. It's mentally and physically such a taxing and demanding year or so, and there's no point doing it unless it's really something else. I've never bowed to pressure and done anything I'd considered a bad move artistically. And I won't start for anybody."
Spiritualized may be best known for their 1997 record, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. The band is set to play the record with a full orchestra today and tomorrow at London's Barbican Centre. In good news, Pierce says of the upcoming album, it is "the equal if not a lot better than Ladies and Gentlemen."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff