But you know, that’s what comes with it: The job title has job requirements. Ramifications that come with the job. And we understand that where we come from, the neighborhood that I come from—that if we do join a gang or sell drugs, what comes with it. Either death, jail, murder, mayhem, robbery, kidnapping, or all of that. We understand that and we accept that. But it’s just a matter of, do you wanna better yourself and try to become something different and walk in a different, as opposed to the same light you’ve been patterned—or brainwashed—to know. So I chose to walk...
My record label was really unsure, but I said ‘Look. Either I go make this record or I go to a mental health clinic. So it’s really not your choice: This is what I’m going to do, for my own personal mental health. This is what I have to do, because music is my therapy.’
PureVolume recently sat down with Brent Taddie (Crown The Empire) to discuss the band's quick rise and the storyline behind the band's latest album, The Fallout. Read it all here.
We’ve stayed true to them since day one, starting with the Limitless EP, where we started doing things like that and showing everyone that they could be limitless. We continued that on the second record, writing songs like “Venice” and “Evidence” that are about speaking out against bullies, standing up for yourself, and being your own person.
It's like this curse as a musician where you can sometimes second-guess yourself. With this album I was like, 'Let's just write this record and see what happens.' I think as scatterbrained and overpopulated as the world is right now, it just needs honesty and I wanted the music to be fresh and honest even if the music isn't some crazy, avant-garde thing.
PureVolume is premiering a new The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus song titled "You Can't Trust Anyone These Days" here. The song is off the band's upcoming EP Et Tu, Brute?, which hits retailers on March 15th.
Sight vs. Sound (ex-This Providence) are back in action with new members and new music. They have started a kickstarter page to help fund their new EP, and have posted their first new song up on purevolume.