After another successful album with “The Paramour Sessions”, things are starting to wind down again for Papa Roach and it’s time to start another run through the process by writing music for another album and hitting the studio. For a band that has evolved and grown since their first record from a raw nu-metal act to one of the most polished, well-respected acts in rock today, Jacoby Shaddix is in awe of that growth sometimes.
Talking about it, he told Alternative Addiction, “We kind of looked up to bands like Faith No More and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, those bands that really evolved their music into something new all the time. For me, that’s what’s natural for us, to constantly evolve and to push things forward. So it’s going to be intresting to see where we go on the next record, it’s going to be crazy because we have changed so much.”
Asked more specifically about the musical change Jacoby said, “It’s a reflection of where we’re at personally and musically, that’s what it boils down to. Our lives our constantly changing, our environment is changing, what we’re listening to is changing, I think that just reflects in our music.”
Whatever the band does it will be hard to follow up “The Paramour Sessions”, the band’s most complete album to date.
Talking about the record, that’s been out for about a year now, Jacoby said “It’s a record that when you listen to it has all of the peaks and valleys and all of the different styles. It’s a record that you put on and listen all the way through; there are no filler songs on this record. That’s what’s really cool about this album.”
It’ll be interesting to find out where the band goes on this new album, but Jacoby is ready regardless. “I’m just excited about making another record, honestly you go out and perform new songs out on the road for so long, you’re like ‘cool, okay now it’s time to make another record.’”