Seether Reveal Details of "Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray" Vision, Concept, and Lyrical Process and talk "Sherlock Holmes"
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:02:08
All three members of South African rock juggernaut Seether sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino to talk about their new album Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray. The band, known for producing No. 1 singles, talked about the album's vision, concept and lyrical process over the course of this six-minute video chat, so pull up a chair and pay attention.
The members shared what their headspace was like when recording - like how they focused on four or five songs at a time while in the studio during the process. They revealed how mega producer Brendan O'Brien, who is very hands-on, suggesting that they record that way, as opposed to tracking drums and then overdubbing everything over top of it.
The band also shared the story of "Fur Cue," which was the last song they wrote for the album. The tune was written for a soundtrack, not the album.
The main theme of the album is about letting things go of relationships that are effecting your life negatively. That can be either relationships with your friends or those of the romantic sort. The band spoke about how it's useless and inane to think things will get better when you know they won't. When things are ebbing more than flowing, that's a sign that things are probably better off if ended.
Seether also talk about the evolution of the lyrics and how they are crafted, and how things were different this time out. Frontman Shaun Morgan also discusses Sherlock Holmes…How cool is that?
Watch the video below!
What was your favorite part of our exclusive, revelatory chat with Seether?
Watch our exclusive acoustic performance of Seether's "Fine Again" here!
Read our review of Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray here!