Counting Crows' Adam Duritz Talks About The Band's Next Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.21.2014
It's pretty amazing...
In an interview with Billboard, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz spoke about the band's upcoming album, which will feature nine new songs, their first new album since 2008's Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings and their 2012 covers album Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation).
On the new album: "I think this record's pretty amazing. The songs are different from anything I've ever written before, I've got to say. They're a little more imaginative, a little more imagery-heavy. They're willing to be a little goofier and have a little more of a sense of humor, occasionally. It's really cool."
On getting together to come up with more ideas: "Somehow the four of us being there made it so I could write and just be part of the writing with everyone else. I started writing all these songs that were a little weirder than songs in the past, a little more imaginative. There were more spaceships and different things, a wider sort of range. I wasn't really sure about them at first, so I could come out of the room with verses and say, 'What do you guys think of this?,' and where I would've thrown a lot of these things out, the guys were so flipped out I'd be, 'Okay, maybe I'll stick with this,' and keep going. The second time we got together, I wrote five songs in six days with their help."
On getting offers for the release: "We've got eight or nine labels interested, so it's kind of like our first album, being chased around by labels. Some of them are majors, some of them are more like distribution deals. It's not the same as it was when we left Geffen (after 'Saturday Nights…'), and it was really hard to work with a major label that seemed to want to pretend the Internet didn't exist. It's definitely changed a bit since then. Part of me feels like it's been great to not have the headache of being frustrated with an insane record company's ideas the last few years, but there's a part of me that also feels like people are really flipping out over this record, and I really like it. I'd like a lot of people to hear it, and promotion is the one thing record labels can do. So if we find a label that can help us rather than hinder us, we might go that way again."