With their return last month along with the debut of a new single, ‘Born Cold’, fans are eager to hear what Creeper have put together for their forthcoming sophomore album.
Apparently it’s going to be a change from what’s expected and a noticeable departure from the sound found on their 2017 debut, ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, so says vocalist Will Gould in a recent interview with Alternative Press.
In the interview, Gould talks about what to expect in terms of influence and concept, but he also explains that it won’t be a “punk record at all”.
You can read an excerpt regarding its sonic direction below.
“Well, it’s unrecognisable, I’d say. It’s changed forms quite a drastic amount. For instance, there are no fast songs on this record. There are no double-time beats on this record.
…We haven’t made a punk record at all. I wasn’t inspired to do that. It didn’t seem relevant to be doing that at this exact point for us. So, when things are punk here, it’s in a more aggressive delivery, perhaps, rather than a double-time beat. I feel like we were using that as a crutch sometimes when we were writing. Listening back to the other records, I’m very proud of them, but I felt like every time we started trying to make something that was a little bit more challenging, we would deliver it, but then we would immediately feel like we’d need to do a standard punk song to make up for the fact that we had done something that was challenging our listeners. I just don’t want to do that anymore. I want to make a record that’s exactly in the image of these challenging ideas.”
You can read the full interview here.
More details surrounding the band’s yet-to-be-announced second album will be confirmed as it develops.