Home Rock Music JOSHUA HOMME Says QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’s New Album Is ‘Tonally And Emotionally And Lyrically Brutal’

JOSHUA HOMME Says QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’s New Album Is ‘Tonally And Emotionally And Lyrically Brutal’

JOSHUA HOMME Says QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’s New Album Is ‘Tonally And Emotionally And Lyrically Brutal’


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Joshua Homme spoke to Chicago’s Q101 radio station concerning the lyrical inspiration for the band’s eighth album, “In Occasions New Roman…”

“Look, everybody’s had a very fascinating and tough — or I will say precarious — 4 years,” he stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “And I too have had that. And when [I’m] making one thing, I prefer to put every part I’ve received into it; that is what I care about. However you do not know if it is gonna be behind, forward or simply out of sync with its personal time-frame. I am beginning to suppose possibly it is a document that is at the least correct for its time-frame. ‘Trigger it is is brutal, and there is not lots of mellow… [The song] ‘Carnavoyeur’ is about as mellow because it will get. However that is okay too, as a result of these are the occasions we’re dwelling in, my man.”

Concerning how losses in his private life affected his mindset whereas engaged on “In Occasions New Roman…”, Homme stated: “Nicely, I feel it could be a disgrace to carry on to issues when the truth is that they’re gone. I feel studying to simply accept that I had this factor and it is gone now… An instance I might use is buddies dying — I can nonetheless love them. I needn’t cease loving these individuals. And I feel accepting the truth for what it’s, is the objective. I feel though our document is sort of tonally and emotionally and lyrically brutal, I feel acceptance is sort of the mantra of the document. As a result of it is a disgrace to carry on too tight when one thing is gone and act prefer it is not. I feel going through the truth of all of it is the best way to simply accept one thing.”

He continued: “That is to not say it is a downer document. We’re all dwelling the movie of our lives, and that is the soundtrack to mine. And I feel we made this as trustworthy as attainable within the hopes that it attracts any person who’s in a second once they want one thing to be simply actual for them.

“My expectation or need is not to be the most important factor ever. I might prefer to be within the realest factor I can probably be in,” Joshua added. “And I haven’t got rather more expectation than that. And that is why it is good… When issues go effectively, it is a good break from the remaining.”

“In Occasions New Roman…” was made out there throughout all platforms on June 16 through Matador Data.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE carried out reside for the primary time in additional than three years on Could 26 on the Sonic Temple pageant in Columbus, Ohio. Previous to the Columbus gig, Homme and his bandmates performed one gig in early 2020, their first since 2018.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s 11-song set included the reside debut of the brand new track “Emotion Illness”.

“In Occasions New Roman…” was recorded and blended at Homme‘s personal Pink Duck (RIP),with extra recording at Shangri-La. The album was produced by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and blended by Mark Rankin. Art work and double LP gatefold packaging was designed by longtime collaborator Boneface.



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