Jesse Leach On New Killswitch Engage Album: “It’s Probably The Most Difficult Record I’ve Had To Write”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Jesse Leach talked a bit about the new Killswitch Engage album. According to him, the effort is “probably the most difficult record [he’s] had to write, because it comes from such a dark, angry place.”

Leach said the following when asked if the album will focus on mental health:

“Going forward, I’m going to be doing a lot of promotion to raise mental health awareness. It’s something that’s very near and dear to my heart, so I’ll be doing as much as I can to advocate for that and use my soapbox to speak out and keep that conversation in the forefront.”

He also added the following when asked what other subjects he covered on the effort:

“It’s definitely some reaction to the state of the world, to the state of our country and what’s being going on here. There’s some angry, political stuff, but written in such a way that it’s not going to overwhelm the listener. It’s written poetically; I’m being ambiguous with it, because I’d rather it read like a story than a direct statement. There’s a lot of heavy themes lyrically – I’d even go so far as to say it’s probably the most difficult record I’ve had to write, because it comes from such a dark, angry place.”


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