Asking Alexandria's Danny Worsnop is in the Rock Sound 50 and here, he talks about being grateful for his fans and the importance of laughing.
WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO LOVE TO HAVE A POP AT YOU?
Says Danny: “I believe in the music that I make and I’m not going to allow hard times change that. It is my soul at the end of the day.
"It’s easier to stay motivated when what you’re doing is everything that you are. People hate to see others succeed. It is a nasty part of human nature, but right now I don’t care what people have to say.”
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING PROOF THAT DREAMS CAN COME TRUE?
“It’s the reason I get up everyday. I’ve been blessed with the things I have that a lot of people take for granted. I know it’s important to appreciate the things you have.
"I’m very fortunate that I am able to step away from things, such as Asking Alexandria, and they will continue to live on. It’s not easy to create something so powerful that when you leave it alone it stills thrives. I feel so grateful that people embrace the things I create to such a degree.”
HOW IMPORTANT HAS IT BEEN FOR YOU TO NOT TAKE EVERYTHING SO SERIOUSLY?
“A sense of humour is an important thing. It’s a crazy, insane world where there is so much negativity. It’s not illogical to turn everything into a problem, but people don’t realise being so serious doesn’t solve them.
"If you can laugh instead of cry then those problems don’t feel so important any more. I’m an entertainer and I want to try and make everybody in a room have the time of their lives. If I can make people smile during a hard time in their lives then my job is done.”
This interview is adapted from the Rock Sound 50 issue of Rock Sound. You can pick up a copy below...