The Devil Wears Prada frontman Mike Hranica was recently interviewed by Confront magazine, and talked about the differences between their latest album, 8:18, and its predecessor Dead Throne; his approach to writing lyrics; summing up the band's albums in a word; and more.
Says Mike, "I think a bit of the departure and the contrast, starting to experiment with certain things on Dead Throne and I think we continued on with that on 8:18—which I really like—I like the slower songs, the very…I think we’ve really worked to encapture that within our recordings; primarily in Dead Throne and even more in 8:18. I find that to be one of the most notable aspects of the new material."
Regarding lyrics, he offers, "Writing for me has always been so fluent and organic, and just very smooth with process, so it almost never really seem like a decision when it comes time to write, or time to choose the topic that I look to speak to; it’s always what’s most on my heart."
Asked to sum up each of the band's five albums in a word, he says, "I think the first two would just be 'Young.' I would call them both 'Young' or 'Bad.' The third one I would say 'Progressing'; Dead Throne I would say 'Intentional' and 8:18 just feels so… 'Relevant' to what is happening now, which is what it’s supposed to be!"
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