Johnny Marr Says New Album is Rowdier Than The Messenger Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.11.2014
But it's not too different...
Johnny Marr released his solo debut The Messenger last year, and it seems like he's not going to stray too far from it for the follow-up. The former guitarist for The Smiths spoke with NME about his follow-up album that he's currently working on, saying he won't stray too far but that it is a bit more rambunctious.
"If anything, the new one is a bit more rowdy," Marr said. "But I don't really want it to be too different. I like 'The Messanger' a lot and I don't think now is the time to go off on some radical reinvention just for the sake of it. That would almost feel too contrived. I haven't gone off anywhere with my yoga mat to meditate and take a deep look at my inner self to share with the world. I just formed a rock 'n' roll band who play uptempo music and I want to continue that way for a long time. I'm not too into navel-gazing music!"
Talking about the album's influences, he said, "Most of it was recorded in London and New York, which has a direct effect on the music. I try to get influenced by my environment as much as possible. That's why I'm recording in London. It's got this hyperactivity to it that I wanted to put into the music."