Craig Owens Opens Up About Recording New Album With Chiodos

In case you missed the news, Chiodos are currently in the studio working on their next full length album. Excitingly enough for fans, this new album has the band’s original vocalist, Craig Owens, back on the front lines. When they first got back together they had no intention of writing a new album. However, as they spent more time together, they decided it was the most logical step. I, among thousands of other fans, are very excited for the chance to have a brand new album released by these guys. How has it been though? They were apart for years. Well, Craig Owens took some time from his busy schedule to talk to Alternative Press to answer some of those questions we’ve been dying to ask.

You can read a snippet from the interview below. Alternative Press will be releasing a “part two” interview with Bradley Bell tomorrow, September 25. Keep your eyes peeled for that!

What’s the most poignant thing you’ve written for this record?

Oh man, that’s heavy. My writing for this record has been the most mature and honest and heavy—it’s heavy. A lot of this record has to do with faith; believing in God, believing in the devil and my battle with that. I think people are really going to hear a lot of that. That being said, there’s everything. There’s nothing on this record that isn’t powerful.

With this record, I had to take a look at myself. I had to say, “You know what? It’s time stop writing self-loathing songs, and start writing how you can help other people.” It’s a different way to write for me, but it’s been really beneficial. I’m known for such deep, dark, sad things. And while it’s still deep and dark, there’s a point where you look in the mirror and you say, “Do I wanna sing about this anymore? And can I write honestly about this anymore or am I trying to fill a role?” I’ve moved on from that past role and evolved. I believe that maturity isn’t necessarily in the sound of the record—it’s still youthful and angst-filled—but it’s got a lot less self-loathing. I take responsibility for the platform that I’ve build for myself, and I’m going to do something good with it.

Read his entire interview with AP by heading right here. I recommend checking it out!

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