Trapt are an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California. Trapt formed their band on 1st of June 1997. Over the years Trapt have had chart-topping hits including their single "Headstrong" in 2002. The group consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist Peter "Pete" Charell, drummer Adam Prentice and guitarist David Sudock. Trapt have released eleven albums over time and they have recently released their new album DNA.
Twinmusix got to interview Chris Brown about their up coming Australian tour and more.
TM - What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
CB - We are going to be doing a lot of songs from our first record and then we will do some of our newer stuff it will be all over the place.
TM - How do you pick your setlist for your tour?
CB - We go through and pick what have always been our favorites. We will also play some new stuff and some crowd pleasers.
TM - Are you bringing out a new album?
CB - Yes
TM - What are you going to call it?
CB - At the moment we are thinking At The Edge Of Chaos And Order.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for Your new album?
CB - For this album we wrote about life and the ups and downs, I think our fans will love it.
TM - For previous albums you have asked fans what lyrics and backing you should use how do you think this has effected your writing Style?
CB - I think this a different perspective and you're going 3 different things. In your mid twenties to your mid thirties I think perspective changes and experience changes and then you get better at what you do, you get better at singing and playing the instruments. You play anything you care about you want to be progressing at that's what we've been doing progressing and becoming a better band every year.
TM - Do you think your fans have liked what you have done, by asking them what you should do?
CB - We normally just go with something that we love and what we think would be a Trapt type of thing. We try to push the envelope as much as we can but we have a sound to uphold and stay true to.
TM - You have a acoustic record do you think you will be playing any of these songs on the Australian tour?
CB - Yes, we will be definitely having some acoustic songs in the set.
TM - What inspired you to do that acoustic record?
CB - We just did acoustic versions of the songs, we broke it down to what it is at the essence and the core to see if it could still be a good song with the broken down stuff going on.
TM - You toured with Motley Crue can you tell us a story?
CB - My favorite part was hanging out with Tommy Lee, he would call his dressing room his undressing room.
TM - What's your memory of watching someone else perform live?
CB - Once we were performing on stage live and I said throw whatever you want up on stage, everyone started throwing all these Plastic Bottles then the drummer of saliva came on stage to play and someone threw a glass bottle at his face it busted his lip open.
TM - You have had some crowdfunding for some of your albums, what inspired you to choose this method and how have fans responded?
CB - We tried it to see what it was all about. I am not sure if we would do it again it was cool to involve our fans and give them some ways to be involved in the record early we would probably just do pre orders from now on.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
CB - Cardi B doing a version of Headstrong
TM - If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?
CB - Cardi B
TM - who inspired you to play music?
CB - Pearl Jam and tool were big when I was growing up.
TM - how did you come up with your album cover for your first self titled Album?
CB - It is your average suburban like that a lot of Americans live it's good to live in array that's not so conformist.
TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
CB - Get ready for a good show it will be a good party.
TM - Thank You for this interview today, we really appreciate it and can't wait to see you in Sydney Australia.