Dream Theater’s new album “Distance Over Time” will be released on February 22, 2019.

During a recent interview with Heavy magazine from Australia, Dream Theater singer James LaBrie talked about the songwriting sessions of new album.

Here’s the statement:

The writing of the album was about 17, 19 days, about that, that we wrote the album. If you look in the past and even though we might be at whatever album in Dream Theater’s discography, is that’s kind of been, to a certain degree, that’s kind of been the timeline for the actual days that you’re putting the material together.

It’s been about three, four, maybe five weeks where everything just seems to come together. I think it was why I wanted to state it was prolific because the fact we were around one another, we were living together and like I said, it’s a hundred meters from the house we were living in to the studio. You’re constantly in that environment, so it was easy to be discussing at all times, the music, if you wanted to.

To get on to another idea or someone say, ‘Oh, you know what? I was thinking this last night. You don’t even have to do that.’ You’re sitting in the living room with one another: ‘Hey, you remember when we were working on ‘Paralyzed’. Why don’t we do this when we get to the chorus?’

There was a lot of that going on where the conversations also enabled us to find ourselves in a quick pace: ‘Oh, man! Awesome!’ Things were coming together and sounding terrific.

I think overall, Dream Theater, we’ve always worked very fast, even though we’ve had many different ways that we approach or how we might want to record or where we want to record, depending on what we feel is necessary for that particular album that we’re writing.”

You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.