We here at rocknyc have been following BVB for about 5 years. It’s hard to believe that the makeup coated shy boys in a rental RV at Rock and Shock all those years ago have evolved into this very polished very intelligent and shrewd band. Lets chalk that up to fine management and the intelligent guidance of band leader Andy Biersack.
Jason Pettigrew of Alternative Press often takes to Twitter to praise Andy and having met up with him three times over this years I gotta agree. Very rarely is there such a genuinely kind and easy going person in an industry built on ego. Lets face it a kid with that sort of face could be an arrogant dick- but he is nothing of the sort.
The band took to Rock Sound to discuss their new album, the fourth in fact and how they feel they have finally ‘found their sound’ working with producer Bob Rock.
“I knew that the guys in my band are very talented musicians, but we’ve never taken the time to sit in a room facing each other, and continuously write for weeks on end.
“Bob would orchestrate us — there was just a small mic in the middle of the room, and If something came up that we liked, we’d try to cut a demo of it just from that. The idea is that if you write all together, you’ll find great material, and know it from the ground up.”
That’s resulted in stronger songwriting, says the front man, and a return to a feeling they delivered in the past. “We touched on that with the first record, but weren’t as mature songwriters back then” he says.
“I don’t think we’ve ever truly executed the sound we’ve wanted to have as a band. If we’d been as good songwriters five years ago, the record we would have made then would have sounded a lot like this new one.”
Biersack adds: “There’s no way this record won’t be fantastic to me. I feel like through doing this – I’ve learned so much about what it is what we do, what we’ve been trying to do for the last half-decade.”
They’re touring soon- go find them before they’re in stadiums and say you heard them first.
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