Parkway Drive - Tuska 2018

Parkway Drive aloittanut uuden materiaalin kirjoittamisen

Kirjoittanut Janne Ollikainen - 26.5.2020
Parkway Drive – Tuska 2018

Australialainen metalcore-yhtye Parkway Drive on alkanut työstää uutta albumia. Yhtyeen laulaja Winston McCall kertoi Rock Soundille, että alun perin heidän tarkoituksensa oli käyttää aikaa albumin kirjoittamiseen ensi vuonna, mutta kiertuesuunnitelmien mentyä uusiksi yhtye käyttää koronaviruksen mukanaan tuoman vapaa-ajan hyödyksi. Yhtyeen edellinen albumi ”Reverence” julkaistiin vuonna 2018. McCall kertoi albumin kirjoittamisesta:

”We’ve started writing, which is awesome. It’s not something that happens fast for us. Basically, our calendar is messed up. We were gonna take a whole bunch of time off next year to start writing anyway, and now our [touring plans for] this year [have] been wiped out. So, let’s just flip the years around — that kind of thing — so we’ve started writing now. And I’m not sure that’s gonna mean that anything will be out sooner — I probably doubt it — but it definitely makes it where we’re [able to stay] active. Which is really, really cool — it’s a challenge, but it’s fun. It’s nice to know that there’s a lot of gas in the tank, which is really, really cool. At this initial stage, you always hope the passion is still there. You just never know.

When we write an album and we record an album, we really do put everything we have into one [project until there is] nothing left. We just hope it comes back. Because we always walk out, and it’s, like, ’I can’t imagine ever writing another song [like that]. That’s all the ideas we have at this point in time.’ And you hope the spark comes back. And it’s been fun. It’s been fun because — lots of sparks.”

McCall kertoi, että on myös vapauttavaa keskittyä vain uuden materiaalin tekemiseen ilman lukuisten muiden asioiden hoitamista samaan aikaan:

”Generally, even when we do have time off to write music, we still have — especially with the way we operate — yeah, it’s writing time, but we’re also planning for the next three tours and we’re also working on production and we’re also working on management, and this and that, so there’s always another wheel turning. This is literally a situation where it’s just, like, fucking clamps put on everything — we can’t move. The only thing you can move is your mind and creating music, and it’s been liberating to not have that other parts of your mind occupied. So it’s fun.”