Alice In Chains’ William DuVall recently joined an interview with Metalxs and talked about the differences between working with the band and working as a solo artist.

William DuVall joined Alice In Chains in 2006 as a replacement for Layne Staley after his passing. Since then, he has contributed to the band as co-lead vocalist and guitarist. DuVall became a part of the group’s three albums named ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs,’ and ‘Rainier Fog.’

The musician has also focused on his solo career since 2019. His debut album entitled ‘One Alone’ came out on October 4, 2019. After he completed the tour to promote the album, he informed his fans about an upcoming album called ‘11.12.21 Live-In-Studio Nashville.’ The rocker also opened up about the challenges of recording the album in a past interview.

As a singer who has been focusing on both his works with band and solo, DuVall recently compared both. According to the musician, working with Alice in Chains brought big expectations and pressures that could positively and negatively affect him.

On the other hand, while performing solo, William had to learn to play instruments he had not used before, which made him feel nervous, as he stated. The rocker defined this as a new experience and adventure. DuVall also mentioned that he had a chance to interact with the audience more intimately while performing alone.

William DuVall explained in his words:

“With a band like Alice in Chains, you’re dealing with more of a machine. It’s a big operation; there are a lot of people involved; there are much bigger expectations and pressures that go with that. For better or for worse, that is what it is.

What I’m doing tonight is nerve-wracking because, like I said, I’m out there alone. Whatever happens, happens. You just have to figure it out and find new ways to get inside the songs every night, find new ways to get to know your hands, and get to know your guitar. Tonight I’m going to be playing at least one guitar that I’d never played before. That’s going to be an adventure.

You have to do with the crowd. Similar to when you’re playing in front of large numbers of people, the crowd is itself a living thing. In a situation like tonight, you confront whatever is alone. You have to have a conversation with them on a more intimate level.”

You can watch the interview below.