Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Hurt's J Loren
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:28:32
Hurt frontman J Loren didn't get hurt (or butt hurt, if you're West Coast) when he engaged in a Take Aim rapid fire with Amy Sciarretto. He was a good sport and submitted to the questions, like a quality, rock solid dude. We like when people do what we want. It doesn't hurt when we like their music, as is the case with Hurt. We spoke to the would-be unemployed alcoholic and talented frontman to get the skinny on The Crux and being all acoustical.
Finish this sentence. If you weren't doing music, you would be...?
I would be an unemployed alcoholic.
Any non-music hobbies or skills?
When I'm not working on music, I enjoy living "off the grid." Simply surviving in the wilderness.
Pick one song on "The Crux" -perhaps "How We End Up Alone" -and put us inside it.
"HWEUA" almost did not make the album. It was the last song to be recorded was considered a B-side by the band until label and management expressed great interest and asked the band to polish and finish the track that was formerly a demo. It was one of the few songs in the Hurt catalog to use a blues progression (1,3,5) because it seemed appropriate considering the lyrical content of the song.
Why did you decide to do an all acoustic show, playing your radio hits? What was the impetus? Will you do an acoustic album?
After doing thousands of shows electric, we thought it was important for both fans and ourselves to bring it back to the basics. Rethink, reinterpret, and approach the songs with fresh direction. We hope to do an acoustic album someday and have been working on doing an acoustic DVD.
You are six albums in - how would you classify The Crux in your catalog at this point in your career?
Aptly named The Crux is just that by definition. It is a crossroads, a center point, and a passage of words that is hard to decipher. The Crux is what I believe to be our most well rounded album to date. It attempts to find the middle ground between poignant and accessible, intense and soothing, regrets and thankfulness.
Are you about to feel Hurt?