|I had the opportunity to speak with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail and we talked about his band's new album, Renacer, and the inspiration behind the album, the mindset while recording it, and what why it's important to be a veteran band helping out younger bands. You can read the entire thing here. |
We don’t make music to make it anymore; we don’t make music to, you know, pay our bills. We do it because we love it and that takes so much pressure off what you have to do. You put a record out there and hope that…you do it for yourself and you can actually do that, because most bands up and coming think that they have to write a record that appeals to this fan and these kids like this and we need to do this. We don’t have that hanging over our heads. That was the freedom with this record and I think moving forward, I don’t have to rely on this as the only thing in my life. It’s definitely a huge part of my life and important but I don’t have to go, “man if this fails, I’m fucked.” And I think when you get back to making music, the original way, the reasons you did it in the beginning, that’s when you’re actually back to making music again. A lot of bands that’ve been around a long time say that but I think most of those bands end up breaking up. Most of those bands never get to move forward with that freedom. There’s no pressure! If this record fails, I’m fine. I’ll be proud because I know we made a record that means something to me. That’s, at the end of the day, why you should be making music.