Rock band Papa Roach spent yesterday on Google+ Hangout from Las Vegas, Nevada where they held a question and answer session with fans. The band has spent the last four weeks at The Hideout Recording Studio working on their eighth album which is, at the moment, scheduled to hit stores this summer. The entire video comes in at just under 45 minutes.
For those interested in the cliff notes, the band spent some time talking about the new tracks that would appear on the album with lead singer Jacoby Shaddix saying, “We’ve got a track called ‘Just As Broken As Me’, which is a banger. That was the first track we came in and recorded. It’s just an exciting, rip-roaring rock, hard rock, heavy metal progressive, nutty assault of musical creativity.”
Another track titled “Wool Over Me” also seemed to generate a deal of excitement from the band, with Shaddix calling it “adventurous” with, “rad lyrics, great riffs…good drums on it.” The song that garnered the most discussion was a track called “Gravity” which was started by guitarist Jerry Horton that the band quickly got behind. Shaddix even went into what the song meant to him and the feelings expressed while working on it.
“’Gravity’ is about what are the things in the world that keep pulling you back to reality or back down to the ground or back down to earth or back down to who you really are. And so that’s a great track. And for me, that was just something really different. I was, like, Jerry wrote the song, and I started lyricizing on it, and I was, like, ‘This song seems like it would be cool if I rapped on it.’ Everybody was, lind of, ‘Huh?! Really?’ And then I did it. And I remember I was just getting really painfully honest about some of the dark moments in my life that I never spoke about. I think that that’s when I really expose myself in the most vulnerable ways and step out of my comfort zone and really put myself out there, like, ‘You guys are gonna know this about me now?’ That’s when I think the best art is created – when you’re pulled the furthest out of your comfort zone. And that’s why Papa Roach records are so diverse.”