Thursday, June 1, 2023

Pierce the Veil Explores New Sounds on “The Jaws of Life”

MEXICO CITY ( Associated Press) – California rock band Pierce the Well explores new sounds for the first time in seven years on their latest album, “The Jaws of Life,” with what they hope to get out of life, not the other In a proper way. ,

“It’s called The Jaws of Life because it’s a theme in the lyrics, it’s about how life gets you in its jaws and it can feel like it’s trying to swallow you. It’s about the process of freeing you from that and getting out of the darkness and back into the light,” said singer and founder Vic Fuentes in a recent video interview from his home in San Diego.

Musically, the band experimented with sounds they had not experienced before.

“There’s a little bit of electronic music here and there, there’s also a lot of ’90s grunge inspiration; It’s about making things exciting for us and giving the audience something they might not have heard before,” Fuentes said.

Pierce the Well was formed in 2006 by Fuentes and his brother Mike, their previous albums include “A Flair for the Dramatic”, “Selfish Machine”, “Collide with the Sky” and “Misadventures”, which was released in late 2016. are in In 2017, Mike faced allegations of sexual abuse after which he left the group, which is currently completed by Tony Perry and Jaime Preciado. “The Jaws of Life” is their first album without Mike.

When asked about their current setup, Vic said, “I think we’re closer than ever as a band, we’re very focused, we’ve grown together.” “This album has brought us together a lot, we have a high communication, a strong bond. We are in an amazing place where we have the resources and opportunities to create whatever our hearts desire with our music and our live shows. It’s very empowering and gives us a lot of confidence as a band.”

The group blends punk rock with hardcore, emo and experimental rock, but they have much of their Mexican roots in their DNA, with Fuentes’ grandmother, originally from northern Mexico, and Preciado’s family, from the western state of Jalisco.

“We played Vicente Fernandez in London in our introduction. We try to show our beautiful culture to people everywhere,” said Fuentes, noting that other Mexican musicians prefer to listen to Rodrigo y Gabriela. The band also includes arrangements with Spanish guitars and folk dancers in their shows. is of.

Fuentes is not very fluent in Spanish, but would like to sing in Spanish one day.

“Maybe it might be better to write a song in Spanish with a Spanish-speaking composer,” he thought.

In “The Jaws of Life”, some of his songs talk about love such as “Even When I’m Not With You” and others about romantic anguish such as “Flawless Execution”.

“Musically, it’s one of my favorites, just because of the melody,” he said of the second. “If you just listen to the music it’s like a dance between darkness and joy… I love that feeling.” He added that the song is about “a very toxic romance” for which the narrator is willing to be humiliated.

“Shared Trauma” (Shared Trauma, for its translation from English) is another song that stands out from the album.

“Sharing a traumatic experience with someone can be one of the strongest bonds in human nature,” Fuentes said on the subject. “It can be something that you share with someone forever and you will always be connected that way and that never changes, it can be something beautiful and it can be something positive that can go from something terrible turns out.”

In “12 Fractures”, he has as a guest Chloe Moriando, who previously collaborated with Fuentes as a result of one of his songs.

“He’s an amazing artist on the rise, I met him because he wrote a song called ‘My Favorite Band’ and he included Pierce the Well’s name in his song and invited me to be in his music video,” Fientes said. “I find her voice beautiful and charming.”

Pierce the Veil will tour Mexico starting March 28, visiting Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City. Later they will reach Colombia, Chile and Brazil. For now, Fuentes is busy tending his garden.

“I like doing simple household chores,” she said. “Since I spend most of my time being as creative as possible… I like to do simple things.”

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