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“The only thing I don’t like is rock. Is that crazy?” Says Stevens, speaking to Billboard magazine in a new interview. The Boy Who Died Wolf, released in 2016, whilst heavily based around the classic “Rock” sound with hints of electronica and even Hip Hop in parts, was a hugely successful record for the Massachusetts hopefuls, landing them a Number One spot in the US Alt Charts. So, it may come as a shock to some to hear that the new record could be totally void of Rock Music.
Discussing the direction of the new record, MCID, Johnny says “We did it the correct way and produced our own beats and made real hip-hop songs. I don’t want to get that corny sounding shit. The hip-hop in the song is full blast and I’m stoked that the world is finally going to know that this is something we’ve been wanting to do in the public eye and never got to do.”
“Fuck that, let’s just make stuff that is sonically sick and big. Let’s use every instrument that we’d like to use and worry about how we’re going to figure it out live later.”
Whilst, ‘Upperdrugs’, offers more of their classic powerful Rock sound, the rest of MCID could take us all by surprise! Either way, it’s great to see Rock bands challenging their own sound, and the norm.
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