UPDATE: The Used’s new album is actually called “Heartwork.” The below mentioned interview was conducted before the title was changed.
During an interview with Kaytie of Razor 94.7 104.7, The Used’s Bert McCracken talked a bit about the band’s new album “Paradise Lost.” On top of that, the frontman also seemed to suggest that the band will be opening for My Chemical Romance on their North American tour.
McCracken said the following about the new record:
“We had about 30 songs finished and I think there’s only 15 on the record so we’ll have a really cool B-Sides record coming out hopefully later this year. We wanted the record to kinda showcase the different elements within the studio.
Like some of the songs sound straight live like you would be hearing them from the stage. And some of the songs are kind of back to the first and second record style of production where it’s like some of the sounds are full production, its full like you’re in a little world of your own inside these songs.”
He also added the following about the title track:
“There’s a little arrangement in a song we made with a really special poem of mine, its the title track for the record on this new one and the poem has been around probably since 2012.
I wrote it in a really kind of horrible moment, a violent moment, an extreme moment. But you captured it and so you have that feeling, you have that little kind of capsule of that moment kind of ready, locked and loaded, whenever you want to pull it out, where ever you want to put it.
And if it’s good, it really does, you can read it five or six years later and be like okay I still feel that. I still feel that from where it came from.”
In the same chat, McCracken also hinted that The Used may be opening for My Chemical Romance later this year:
“When we first met My Chemical Romance, they were my favorite band. I brought them out all over the world. There’s a reason why they blew up and they’re one of the biggest bands of all time. They’re amazing. Been talking to Gerard and it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see The Used on that tour.”
“I’m not saying… I’m joking. Come on, you know me, I’m a Kidder.”
The singer also made similar comments during a recent live show: