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  • Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Copeland's Bryan Laurenson

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:02:00

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Copeland's Bryan Laurenson - They're back!

    Paramore Photos

    • Paramore - EVERETT, WA - DECEMBER 08: Singer Hayley Williams of the band Paramore is interviewed backstage at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013, at Comcast Arena at Everett on December 8, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
    • Paramore - EVERETT, WA - DECEMBER 08: Musician Taylor York of the band Paramore backstage at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013, at Comcast Arena at Everett on December 8, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
    • Paramore - EVERETT, WA - DECEMBER 08: Musician Hayley Williams of the band Paramore attends 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013, at Comcast Arena at Everett on December 8, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Copeland are back with an amazing new album, 'Ixora' and we have the band's guitarist Bryan Laurenson Taking Aim in support of it!

    He was game to answer all of our ridiculous questions with panache and that, friends and ARTISTdirectioners, is why we love Copeland, besides, you know, their music!

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    We're an indie band that toured constantly for 8 years, broke up 5 years ago, & are now back & happy that there are fans who still to care. (140!)

    If you were not doing music, you would be…

    I would be owning and running a donut shop.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    I love baking and cooking, and food in general. I get addicted to video games once in a blue moon when one grabs me a certain way. I just started playing The Last of Us (Remastered) and there's such a heaviness to it. So immersive.

    Pick ONE song on your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    The first song on the album, 'Have I Always Loved You?,' hit me on a very personal level while we were recording it, to the point where I had to take a break from helping engineer while Aaron was doing vocals. We tracked it during a portion of the recording process where I was missing home very strongly. It was the longest I had been away from my wife in years, and the longest I had ever been away from my young daughter. The lyrics really hit me on emotional level, and it made it very hard to engineer while Aaron was tracking his vocals and I had to listen to them over and over. I believe my brother took over engineering for a bit during that process so I could step away.

    Finish this sentence: Copeland is the artist that…

    ...just won't stop ticking.

    Catch Copeland on tour with Paramore, and headlining their own shows, too. The band's new album, 'Ixora,' is out now.

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    Who will be checking out new Copeland?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.23.15



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