Drowning Pool Guitarist Talks New Lead Singer, Upcoming Album
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.07.2013
C.J. Pierce says that they're in the right place with Jasen Moreno...
Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke with Billboard about finding a new singer in Jasen Moreno and more. Check out the highlights:
On new singer Jasen Moreno: "We've always known Jasen. He came up with us in the late 90s. He's been that guy on the scene; he was always great but never got his shot. I had no idea he was going to audition for us, but he came in and learned every song off every record, and then we sent him a bunch of new songs and he sounded great on them. It was like we'd worked together for 10 years, so we instantly started working six days a week, 10-12 hours a day. He's real ProTools savvy and just a team player, and a really sweet guy. So now I look back, and things happen for a reason. It led us on this path and now we've got our favorite musician we've ever worked with, hands down. So we had to go through all the rest of it to get to this point."
On their new album Resilience: "I would say ('Resilience') has the staple Drowning Pool sound. We wanted to do more of a heavy record, a metal record, but we try to mix it up. There's a lot to choose from. It's definitely more of a heavy record than we've done before, though."
On their lead single "Saturday Night": "Yeah, it's more of a party song, which we've never really done before. People ask us what it's like to be on the road, and we say every night on the road is like Saturday night -- the doors open up, everyone's drinking and having fun, usually what you do on a weekend even if it's Wednesday or whatever. It's something new and different, but you look at, like, Led Zeppelin; they would bring some new style every time they made a record. And ('Saturday Night') is fun to play live, man. We go from that to 'let the bodies hit the floor' and it really gets people going."