Last week, I got a chance to chat extensively with a personal hero of mine, Butch Walker
. We talked about Butch's new album, Afraid of Ghosts
, including how the recent loss of his father inspired a new direction for his music, why he decided to have Ryan Adams
produce the disc, and why his trademark sarcasm and upbeat songwriting is nowhere to be found. We also touched upon Walker's back catalog, the woeful reasons why no one should be expecting to find Letters
on vinyl anytime soon, and why Butch's protege Jake Sinclair took over most of the production duties on the new Fall Out Boy
Check out the interview here.
And so, I think after losing my father, it triggered writing a...