Dream Theater singer James LaBrie spoke in an interview with OUI FM from France. He talked about his contributions to their upcoming album “Distance Over Time”.

He said:

“Music-wise? Not a lot. I would always be involved in the sense [of] hearing things go down, [and] if I didn’t like something, I would make suggestions — ‘You know what? I’m hearing this,’ or, ‘What you guys are doing there, I’m not necessarily… I don’t know, guys. It’s not hitting me right.’

I’m very vocal, but predominantly speaking, my involvement always starts with vocal melodies, and in this case, lyrics. You’ve got to remember, you’re in a room [with] four other guys with their instruments, and things are just flying at an alarming rate. It’s like a locomotive flying down the track, and it’s stopping for no one.

I only speak and I only get involved when it’s necessary. To me, it’s not a matter of, ‘Oh, I’ve got to be a part of this to be part of this.'”

On upcoming album, he said:

“We feel great about it. I think it’s a great display of Dream Theater getting in and making definitely a heavier album, and songs that are extremely hard-driven, very concise, very spirited.

There’s a simplicity to it that really just speaks loudly of being driven by melodic sense, by being in the same room together, feeding off of each other’s energy. I think it really had a lot to do with creating this great hard rock/heavy rock album.”

Click here to entire interview via Blabbermouth. Also, you can listen to the recent single track below.