Heidi Shepherd On New Butcher Babies Album: “We’re Angry Again”

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking” podcast, Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the new music will be angrier like their early material.

Shepherd said the following:

“We’ve been a band for nearly 15 years, so when we started we were angry kids — very angry. We had a lot to be angry about. And as success started coming around and we started leaving our families and leaving our friends behind, our second more [about] loneliness and emotion in that, and then the third album was just kind of a culmination of all that. And then, all of a sudden, we’re angry again, because our shit was taken away from us for years [because of the coronavirus pandemic]. We’re angry again. We go to Michigan in the middle of the winter. And I feel almost like we reverted to our first album — those emotions you can really hear on our fourth album because we’re kind of going through those same emotions.

That’s what’s awesome about bands putting out albums. It’s a snapshot of time. It’s a snapshot of what they were going through at the time, or what they felt like they wanted to explore.”

She also added that “evolution is necessary as an artist”:

“We need to evolve; we need to try out all these different things. We don’t do it for our fans; we do it for us. Of course we love when they like it and they wanna hear certain things, but I need to be able to put my emotions on to an album as well. This is my therapy. [Laughs] This is my very expensive therapy. So it’s important for us.

I’m so excited for people to be able to hear this because a lot of this stuff was written right in the studio, so you’re gonna hear a lot of what we were going through in those six weeks that we wrote and recorded this album. Weird emotions within the band ’cause some of us hadn’t seen each other in over a year. Weird emotions about not being able to tour, not being able to go play these songs. Weird emotions about everything. And I think that we were all going through those type of emotions. So it’s gonna be really awesome for people to hear that from us.”

Guitarist Henry Flury chimed in as well:

“I think it’s gonna be really shocking when people hear the other songs compared to our first single, because they’re gonna these expectations of, like, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be this kind of album.’ Get ready for a curveball, because it’s coming.”

[via Blabbermouth]


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