Flashback Interview: Seether - Than Life Festival 2015 - Exclusive.
Written by Will Harrison
Louder Than Life Festival is featuring the one and only, Seether! I’m a fan, so I’m really stoked about this pre-show interview with Dale Stewart, the bassist for Seether!
Will: Do you have anything special planned for The Louder Than Life show?
Seether: The Louder Than Life show will be very exciting for us. It’s going to be our first show back, after a few weeks off, and I’m sure we all have some built up energy that needs to be released. That by itself is a very special thing to us, just getting up there and performing for all kinds of music fans is always an amazing experience.
Will: Besides just the music, what drives you as artists?
Seether: I think much like anyone in their profession, you (we) can find a
Muse in many avenues of life. Obviously, one is listening to the music of all genres and ages. Others can be literary, visual arts, both digital and practical, and even at times, nature. I think I can speak for the fellas when I say that people, the fans, and their lives are our biggest motivation for a great percentage of the time. We recently did a few USO shows in Kuwait for the US Military. Hearing their stories and hanging out with them is a huge inspiration and very humbling to us all.
Will: I enjoy how your songs are relatable and real. What is your creative process? How are you able to create such relatable material?
Seether: Life is the recipe for relatable material. No matter who you are or where you come from, everyone has their best and worst day. All are relative to that person’s particular being in this world. I think we all draw from our own real life experiences. It doesn¹t matter if you are in a band or an accountant - we all have heartache, we all have insecurities, and we all have confidence that we possibly never knew we had. Shaun is really one of the best lyricists that I’ve ever known. He does a great job of bringing all that together and completing that relatable story into the music.
Will: Tell us about your most recent project(s)?
Seether: We’ve been toying with some new material but, mostly at this time, there hasn’t really been too much in the works right now. We are just concentrating on finishing up this record cycle. We’ve been going strong for about a year and a half straight. Probably a month or so, after this cycle is over, we will jump right back in and start working on new material and what’s to come.
Will: What is your personal favorite song of the new album and why?
Seether: There’s so many. Each has their own personality. Over all, I’d have to say, it would be a tie between Nobody Praying for Me and Save Today. I feel both of those songs are the perfect embodiment of feel; heavy, soft, melodic, and lyrically complete in story and emotion. Combine all that with some dim blue lighting and a crowd holding up lighters (or cell phones these days), and you’ve got a pretty awesome experience.