2018 brought us some pretty amazing new music, and it appears that 2019 will be doing the same. In a new interview, the Devil Wears Prada frontman Mike Hranica shared that the band is planning on releasing a follow up to 2016’s Transit Blues.
Following the band’s latest tour, in which they played their 2009 album, With Roots Above And Branches Below, in full, the band revealed that they have signed with Solid State Records in a video with Revolver.
With their recent signing, the band have already started planning their next release.
In a recent interview with Heavy NYC, Hranica revealed that the band are currently in the planning stages of recording a new album, with plans to release a new record in the latter part of 2019.
“We’re still in the planning stages as far as a hundred percent locking in studio time, although it’s looking like late March, April-ish or something. And hopefully a record [in] November,” Hranica shared.
He continued on to say:
“I would love November, that’s what I’m kind of aiming at, but we also don’t want to rush it and compromise the rollout process. Especially cause we’re trying to do something very different this time around and put out a record people haven’t heard,” Hranica said. “When we first started writing, Kyle and John had almost 30 songs put together and they listened to it and they were like, ‘This just sounds like Transit Blues Part 2.’ So we were, like, ‘not doing that.’ We look back on Transit Blues pretty fondly. We would definitely change a number of things if we could, but there’s no point in redoing it.”
As for what to expect from the forthcoming release, the band shared that they will be trying to put together about 20 songs to pick and choose from.
“We’ve never ever scrapped songs. For this record, the goal was to write 20 songs, which is way more than we usually do. We usually write 13 songs or 12 songs and those songs make the record. So we’re putting together a bunch of ’em and then we’ll sit down and look at ’em and say, ‘What didn’t make the cut?’ So, it’ll be interesting. There will be friction, but all for the better and hopefully a better, different record than what folks have heard.”
Watch the interview below:
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