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GRAVITY IS A DIFFERENT RECORD FOR BULLET. WHERE WERE YOU COMING FROM?
“Having pushed the limits of what we were technically capable of on Venom, it just wasn’t exciting to recreate any of those old songs or tricks. I just wanted to make something that was contemporary and edgy and to get myself out of my comfort zone, and not be afraid to try different things. This far into my career, it was quite stressful, but it was worth the fight.”
HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
“It was difficult, because it was more that just being aware of what we were writing and how we were writing. Anything that was in a similar vein to anything we’ve done in the past, we tried to avoid. I don’t really like to let people get involved in the writing process, but I thought if I’m going to step out of this cycle of repeating the same old shit, it was a good way to start the process to have collaborators. It was challenging, my buttons got pushed. It made me think of using different soundscapes and electronic production, because I’d never done that before, so I was learning as I was going along. It’s something I’ll probably carry forward now.”
WHAT WAS THE FIRST SONG YOU WROTE FOR THIS RECORD?
“The first complete song was actually Gravity. It isn’t the most experimental track by any means, but it does have more of an upbeat flavour, which is something we’ve never really done before. We then just pushed the limits of the band with everything we used on that, then reigned it back in, and got that nice balance, basically. one of the main reasons we decided to call the record Gravity was because it basically started the whole process.”