Carla Harvey On New Butcher Babies Album: It’s “Probably Our Best Album To Date”

During a recent interview with Oran O’Beirne of Bloodstock TV, Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey discussed their upcoming album, which is expected to be released next year. According to Harvey, the effort is “probably [their] best album to date.”

Harvey said the following about the recording process:

“It was a really cool experience. We got to sit together for about six weeks in the middle of nowhere — a very, very small town in Michigan — and just create together. And we had an Airbnb with animal skulls all over the place. And we just sat there in the snow and created probably our best album to date. So it was a great bonding experience.”

One song on the record will be a cover of Saweetie’s “Best Friend.” Shepherd said the following about that:

“We’ve been playing one of the songs on these [European] festivals. One of the songs that we’ve been playing on these festivals, it’s called ‘Best Friend’ and it’s a cover from the hip-hop artist Saweetie featuring Doja Cat. And for us, being best friends, we thought it would be the best way to do a cover — a hip-hop/metal cover — since we’ve been best friends for, man, nearly two decades.”

Harvey also commented on the diversity within the band’s music:

“We haven’t changed at all, because some of our earliest songs were similar. We’ve always run the gamut throughout our music; we’ve never stayed with one style. Most people love about BUTCHER BABIES that we have a death metal song and a thrash metal song and then a poppy radio song, and whatever mood they’re in, we’ve got a song for them.”

Shepherd continued:

“What I love about being in a band like this and being around musicians that we all see eye to eye is that we can do different things; we’re not pigeonholed to one certain sound. Sometimes we wanna get up and we wanna scream and we wanna be angry bitches, and then sometimes we wanna sing and we want people to hear what we feel from our hearts. And I think that that’s important as an artist, to be able to do both.”

Harvey added:

“And judging by the audience reaction when we go from one very, very heavy song to one lighter song, they love it. They have literally the same energy for both kinds of music. They want it too. People want the freedom to be able to like different types of music.”

Shepherd also revealed that the new album will be “preceded by a bunch of singles”:

“One thing that I’m very excited about, and I think we all are, is giving attention to our singles. One thing that I think we missed in the past is releasing an album and ignoring some of our very special songs that we’ve put our whole hearts and souls into, and they just become album tracks.”

Harvey agreed:

“I think that with all of your favorite albums growing up, the song that you love is never the one that’s on the radio or has the big video. And as a kid you’re, like, ‘Well, if I could do the video for that song, it would be just like this.’ So we like to be able to give power to those songs that normally wouldn’t have the video.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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