During a recent interview with NME, Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler discussed the band’s upcoming album. The frontman says he thinks he “created [his] idea of a genre-defining album.”
Butler said the following:
“It’s there. I’m wrapping the album in the next month, and I’m very excited about it. All self-aggrandizing elements aside, for better or for worse and whether people love it or hate it, I feel like I’ve created my idea of a genre-defining album that I’ve wanted to hear my whole life.
I’ve finally created songs and elements of what that really means to me. I’m really excited to offer something that doesn’t necessarily fit into a place but rather runs concurrently in the progress that is art and music. Something in its own lane hopefully.
“[The record is an] authentic and tasteful hybriding [of] punk rock, rock’n’roll, metal, hardcore, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, a little bit of trip-hop, a little bit of break. I’m really finding a space that’s authentic to me and then applying it, versus genre-sampling and taking things off the shelf, throwing them in the pot and hoping they work. These are the most authentic representations I can offer.”
He also added:
“All of the previous Fever stuff was observational, what I saw and what I studied. This time, this is what I’ve experienced, these are my truths. It’s the first time I’m actually talking about myself within it, rather than all of us. Although it’s microcosmic, we’re all interconnected so my story does relate to others in some way. I’ve taken that leap to disclose my own relationship with the things I’ve lamented in the past.”