During a recent interview with Loudwire, Sam Loeffler talked a bit about Chevelle’s new album. According to the drummer, the effort will be “more melodic.”
Loeffler said the following about the direction of the new record:
“The last two records we’ve done, I think they were pretty aggressive. We were writing pretty hard rocking songs and I think some of our audience liked that, maybe some of our audience didn’t. But we find that people who are real rock fans, when they hear our records are like, ‘We didn’t know you were as heavy as you are.’
Now that we’ve done that a couple of times, we really did go back to where we made this album more melodic. That’s just the reality and that’s just the way that it is. I’m really excited about that, because I like music and I like our genre, whether it’s Pete screaming or Pete singing melodically.
To me, it’s just kind of piling onto this catalog we’ve created. This will be our tenth studio record so we’re just piling music on top of other music, and if you look at it as a whole, within our genre, it’s pretty diverse.”
He also talked about the themes that the band may explore on the album:
“I know for Pete one of the things that was inspiring him was the idea of populating another planet, going to Mars. There’s been a lot of talk about that and there’s a lot of debate about whether we should do it and why would should do it and all of that is interesting to us.
So there’s a little bit of a theme, I’d say interplanetary or Earth vs. Mars or anything that goes into it, because it’s so interesting to think that there are people signing up by as far as I know by the hundreds to get on a rocket ship and go to Mars and never come back to Earth or never have anything that they know from everyday life.
Can you imagine? There are people who are excited about that and those people are amazing. That freaks me out and I’m glad that they’re doing that because you have to explore. If we hadn’t we would’ve never explored outside of the first cave.”