During a recent interview with 93.3 WMMR, Jay Buchanan offered an update on the new Rival Sons album. According to him the band are “right in the middle of it.”
Buchanan said the following:
“We’re just taking our time with this record. I think that this year has taught us it’s okay to slow down — it’s okay to slow down and take your time.
I feel like pretty much with this record, it’s kind of like we’re right in the middle of it. It’s definitely a different type of record. We’re a different type of band now than we were when we released the ‘Feral Roots’ album back in 2019.
‘Feral Roots’ was a huge left turn compared to our previous efforts, just as the previous record, [2016’s] ‘Hollow Bones’, was a sharp left turn. And so with each one, it’s like going further out and denying what we had done before kind of gives us that freedom. If there is any hope of us carving our own path artistically, that’s really been the only way that we can do it.”
He continued when asked if he is happy with the new material:
“Yeah, on the good days. And then it’s just like making any other record. You look at it and you go, ‘That’s terrible. Burn it. Burn the whole studio down. Everyone lose my number.’ You’re gonna have days like that, because sometimes you’re working through true inspiration, and then when the true, real inspiration isn’t there, then you have to rely on perspiration, and sometimes you get the inspiration from that. But I think that we’re taking our time because we know that there’s a very special record being made right now. We’re taking our time to make sure that the collection gets the attention that it deserves, that it’s the statement that truly reflects where we are as a band.”