During a recent conversation with Pablo on the Minnesota radio station 93X, Papa Roach’s lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix discussed the band’s upcoming album and described their creative process while revealing that they spent a month locked down with each other, which really helped them improve as a band emotionally and creatively.
As you may recall, Papa Roach released their most recent album ‘Who Do You Trust‘ back in January 2019. It was the band’s tenth studio album and was well-received by both fans and critics. Since then, fans have been excitedly waiting for Papa Roach’s next album, and finally, some weeks ago the band revealed that they’ve actually been working on it.
In our most latest article on Jacoby Shaddix, we had talked about his views on the album and the sentimental value of the tracks. However, in his recent interview, he discussed the creative process that led to the creation of such a ‘brutally honest’ album and confirmed that he and his bandmates had been in isolation for a month together.
As it turns out, the band members locked themselves up for a month with their engineers, producers, and videographer. Jacoby said that ‘from the moment the equipment was set up to the moment the equipment was torn down, it was just non-stop creativity.’ He went on to state that living together helped them dig deep and get adventurous.
Jacoby observed that being in each other’s space 24/7 really helped them achieve emotional and creative breakthroughs which helped them write 10 songs. About the tracks, he said that all band members felt like they are ‘onto something special‘ and that all this intimacy helped them initiate ‘some rowdy experimentation, creatively and musically.’
Here’s what Jacoby Shaddix said in the interview:
“We locked ourselves up for a month down in Temecula, California. It’s past L.A., kind of in the high desert. We got this place, and everybody got COVID tested. We showed up. We had a chef there. We had a couple of engineers there, our producers, the band and a videographer. And from the moment the equipment was set up to the moment the equipment was torn down, it was just non-stop creativity.
We dug really deep on this record and we got really adventurous. And it was a great kick-starter for the creative process. We came out of there with, like, 10 songs, I think and we just felt like we were on to something really special. And I think being able to live together and be in each other’s presence 24/7 really caused some emotional breakthroughs within the band, some creative breakthroughs within the band, and just ultimately some rowdy fucking experimentation, creatively and musically.”
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