LAWRENCE ‘LOZ’ TAY­LOR

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

WHAT’S THAT TI­TLE ALL ABOUT, THEN? “The al­bum cover has the ti­tle in English, Span­ish, Hindi and Chi­nese.they’re the four most widely-spo­ken lan­guages in the world, and we want what we do to be as rel­e­vant to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. It’s also about the idea that what you do can af­fect some­one else, wher­ever they are in the world.we’re all con­nected, and we’re not into bor­ders and di­vi­sions. It’s also reit­er­at­ing how im­por­tant the fans are to us.we wouldn’t be here with­out them, and this al­bum cer­tainly wouldn’t be.”

DID THE DIY WAY YOU MADE THE AL­BUM GIVE YOU THE FREE­DOM TO TRY NEW THINGS? “When we were with our la­bel be­fore, they never told us what we should do in terms of di­rec­tion.we’ve al­ways had cre­ative con­trol. Mat [Welsh, gui­tar] wanted to do more vo­cals this time, so while he was writ­ing his gui­tar parts he was also com­ing up with ideas and melodies he wanted to do.” IS THERE A THEME THROUGH THE AL­BUM? “There’s that whole unity thing, but we al­ways seem to steer onto a ‘state of the world’ path. It’s been in­formed by the things we see in the pa­pers and on TV, and it’s been quite easy to get an­gry at things over the past cou­ple of years. At the same time, we write lyrics that are per­sonal to us, and a lot of the time those per­sonal lyrics sort of link to the po­lit­i­cal themes. If there’s an over­all theme, it’s that we are all in this to­gether, and hope­fully peo­ple can take the pos­i­tive el­e­ments that shine out of all the neg­a­tives we steer to­wards.”

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