HOWARD JONES FROM LIGHT THE TORCH
TM - hi this is Elizabeth and Amelia from Twinmusix.com. We are here with Howard Jones from light the torch, thank you for having this interview with us today we really appreciate it!
HJ - Not a problem.
TM - How's everything been going for you?
HJ - I’ve been doing OK.
TM - What can fans expect from your new album ‘You Will be the Death of Me’?
HJ - It's noisy, it's dark, it's a fun listen I think, it was alot of work, and absolutely worth it for us! It’s a good listen.
TM - What can you tell us about your writing and recording process for the new album?
HJ - We blocked off a lot of time and get pretty obsessed over our work. We were going through a lot of things, and that gave us something to focus on. So we put all that emotion into the album.
TM - What was it like working with producers Josh and Jason?
HJ - We have worked with them previously and that's why we didn't have a problem with working with them again. They are really easy to work with and we really get along with them!
TM - Did they have more say on the album or did you have more say than them?
HJ - Basically; they are there just to help and give us good ideas when we need them. This was our thing, and as usual it was great working with them.
TM - How long have you been working on the album so far?
HJ - We had been recording our album within a week of everything shutting down, so now we have been mixing and mastering and doing other things.
TM - Alex is playing drums for your new album, how did you get involved with him and how did you come to the decision to have him playing on your new album?
HJ - He’s a really good drummer. We asked him and he said yes, we needed someone to fill the parts and he handled it. He is a spectacular drummer!
TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs what band would it be, what song, and in your style or their style?
HJ - I would never be able to answer that, just to come up with an answer on the fly I don't know.
TM - You are playing the Blue Ridge rock festival and rockfest Oklahoma, are you excited to be going back out on the road?
HJ - No, Not at all (everyone laughs)
TM - I assume sarcasm?
HJ - yes so much sarcasm. We are looking forward to it, it has been a very long time and we will see how it goes. It will be interesting to be around a large group of people for the first time in ages.
TM - What's your favourite thing about festivals?
HJ - I don't know, festivals are kind of rough. They are great to me but they are weird. It’s wall to wall people and just brings out in anxiety in me
TM - How did you come up with the video for let me fall apart?
HJ - That was all our director, all we had to do was show up and do our parts. I really don't watch the videos so I don't really know what's going on. I have never watched them, it just feels weird for me to watch myself and listen to myself so I try not to.
TM - Last question, Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
HJ - Take care of that place until I get there, I need to do some serious fishing it's been a while since I've been there so looking forward to it
TM - Thank you for this interview today, we really appreciate it.