Aqui Daniel Johns
nos comenta pq ha tardado 8 años en publicar nueva musica, x donde va a ir su nueva musica, que queria sacar un disco doble y cual es el futuro de Silverchair
From the slinky 'Aerial Love
', we know that Daniel
is heading into electro soul territory but that wasn't always the case.
"I was writing with no intention of really releasing anything again," Daniel
revealed, saying he spent four or five years experimenting with different sounds and genres; "but I honestly didn't think I'd release [anything] for a really long time."
"I just wanted to get really weird for a while - it hasn't been released so I think I succeeded," he continued, describing his extended absence as "basically just a big four-year protest" as he indulged his more avant garde tendencies.
"It went really brutal for a while, I don't even know if it was music. Just avoiding writing anything with any kind of structure, just lots of distortion and drum machines - just noise.
"I didn't want to sing for a while so I was just making a lot of instrumental, noisy music and then finally, for some reason, I put a vocal on something after about four years and it started to sound like something that might be release-able."'Aerial Love' is a big reset button
"I remember when me and Joel
] were doing that track, we were up at my house and working on it and as soon as we had it about 70% of the way there I just thought that would be a really great first single in that it was a reset button.
"I don't think it's necessarily the biggest commercial smash hit or whatever but I think it's a palat cleanser; a little lime and mango sorbet."
' is about returning to the limelight
The aforementioned 'four-year protest' drove Daniel
a little stir-crazy, he admits, a period he details in the self-analysing and confessional lyrics of 'Preach
', with lines like "I'm living just inside my home." Daniel
explained: "There was a long period through the making of this record where I didn't really see much of the world, was just buried in doing this music."
"I was just wanted to focus on the music and I felt like every time I left home or anything like that ... it was just screwing up my head. Just stay put and work and hope it resolves itself."
That sense of isolation, combined with a dedication to his craft and the eventual release, resulted in what the 35-year-old musician labels a career highlight, previously stating: "I'm prouder of ['Preach
'] than anything I've ever written."His full-length album is already finished
The four-track Aerial Love
EP doubles as a taster for Daniel
Johns' first solo album, due later this year, and "the record has been tracked and finished for a while, possibly even six months," Daniel
"Now it's a mad rush to get all the artwork done in four days or something," he added.As for the sound of the record, expect a lot of diversity.
"There's a bit of genre-hopping going on but I think it's all quite cohesive in that it's really electronic and quite vocal-driven, whereas in the past I've tried to hide my vocals quite a bit."It was nearly a double album
"I've had way too much material for ages and we had something like 50 tracks and then I got it down to 30 and was like 'alright, well maybe it needs to be a double'," Daniel
However, his label and management weren't so keen on the idea. "all the powers that be said 'there's no way!'"
"So got it down to 15 tracks; 'Preach
' and 'Aerial Love
', they're still on the record and then there's an additional 13 [songs]."Collaborations have been key to his process
Electronic duo Damn Moroda, James Mangohig
of Sietta, 360/Owl Eyes
Fuego - there's a few collaborators on the Aerial Love
EP but none as big or as important to Daniel
as the Grammy winning right-hand man to Lorde and Broods: the "quite influential" Joel Little.
"He's an amazing artist; watching him work in the studio as a producer - he's got a really smart way of looking at music, he's really free. He's always looking for what to take out rather than what to add."
The feeling's mutual, as the producer sang Daniel
's praises in his recent interview with Richard Kingsmill
, talking through putting his golden touch on 'Aerial Love'
and 'Late Night Drive
The rest of their work together should appear on the forthcoming full-length, "two of which I co-wrote," Little
said, "and one he wrote with [Julian Hamilton
of The Presets
], who he wrote [Silverchair
's] 'Straight Lines'
with - I've just produced that."Is the Daniel Johns of Silverchair long gone
"I started to feel like there was an expectation from people as to what I was allowed to release, especially at the end of Silverchair
, when I decided to get out of that for a while," the former frontman said during the interview.
Indeed, some fans have been hollering for Daniel
to make a return to his grunge roots, a fact the musician is completely aware of - humorously referring to his deconstruction of 'Smells Like teen Spirit
' at the Beat The Drum
concert as "my divisive performance." Matt
asked the burning question on behalf of the Frogstomp
fanboys, have we seen the last of 'Silverchair Daniel Johns
"I don't know, if I was a betting man I'd say I can't see myself doing that for a while. I don't know about ever; I always kind of pick up a guitar and noodle on it but for now it's just exploring some new territory for a bit."
"I just get really bored if I'm not trying something new, I don't see the point in being an artist. So if it's offensive to some people so be it, I don't really give a shit."