1.07.2013

The Conspirators interview to Glide Magazine


The Conspirators gave an incredible interview to the Glide Magazine. We feature some parts of the interview in our site, click here to read the full one

Via: Glide Magazine

When you were recording the new album, Apocalyptic Love, and I know Todd mentioned to me before how “You’re A Lie” gave him goosebumps. But what about you guys? What song did that for you?

Brent: Well, I liked the chorus in “Standing In The Sun.” The first day that the music parts had a vocal melody, I was just like, Holy crap, Myles has got something really cool going on. In fact, that gave me goosebumps.
Todd: A lot of time we’re so mired in the fucking music part of it. Like the three of us are sort of sitting there in the dark mines of making music and all of a sudden Myles comes in and goes, sprinkle, and we’re all like, oh wow, that’s what that sounds like. And you put the harmony on it and that was when it really kind of …
Brent: But it almost didn’t complete itself till we played the music and then Myles sang the vocals. We still didn’t quite know. We knew a melody that we had been rehearsing with Myles, but he was still finalizing what he wanted to say lyrically and some of the stuff changed. Like even right at the very end to the point where I was like pleasantly surprised to hear our song recorded with a vocal take, after I had already played my parts. I was like, holy shit, now this song is complete. A lot of them gave me goosebumps, actually. Most of the record gave me goosebumps cause I was expecting it to be great and a lot of times it even went past my expectations.


Speaking of Myles’ lyrics, how did those affect you?
Todd: It’s funny, me and Myles used to drive to the studio every day and we were always talking about it, cause of course it was always on his mind. The poor guy was like obsessed with it. There was a little room upstairs and he’d sit there writing and rewriting and talking about, “Is this better than this?” I’m kind of a big believer in your initial instincts are usually the best way to go but there’s nothing wrong with sort of readjusting your way of looking at things, so sometimes songs were rewritten and rewritten and rewritten. But there was a lot of talk and a lot of the theme on the record is like having been through periods of extreme behavior and kind of pulling out of it – “Not For Me,” “Hard & Fast,” “One Last Thrill,” all those songs have a sort of a “I used to do bad things and now I don’t” or “Now I’m kind of keeping it together.” That was an ongoing conversation that Myles and I had the whole way because the three of us have had histories of that to some degree.



It’s almost like he doesn’t have a lot of confidence in his lyrics at first.

Todd: It’s not so much confidence, it’s more I think of challenging yourself, you know what I mean. Myles has written a lot of great songs, as far back as Mayfield Four, Alter Bridge and here, so it’s like, as an artist you’re constantly trying to outdo yourself and lyrics are tough, lyrics can be really fucking corny and you have to be really careful with it. You’re trying really hard to be clever without it being too, like, this rhymes with this, and it’s tough.
Brent: He said this was a really hard record to make.
Todd: He said this was the hardest record to make but he also said, for some reason, it was the most important, in a lot of ways.
Frank: And you know GNR fans are constantly comparing him with Axl
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