"It’s by far the most special piece of work that we’ve put together as a band" - Danny Worsnop.
The lads in Asking Alexandria are BACK, and today they've released their brand new single 'They Don't Want What We Want (And They Don't Care)'. This marks the first new music from Asking Alexandria since they released 'The Violence' back in July last year.
We caught up with frontman Danny Worsnop to talk about their new era, new music, and what we can expect from Asking Alexandria.
How has it been working on new Asking Alexandria stuff? Where is the new record up to?
Says Danny: "Well I just got the masters back and it has been on repeat in the car ever since. I think that we’ve created the album that we’ve been trying to make for our entire career - we’ve finally accumulated all of the tools and pieces that were needed to be able to create what we’ve done with this album. It’s by far the most special piece of work that we’ve put together as a band. In typical Asking Alexandria fashion, it’s different."
"We’ve been trying to figure out the best way to describe it, and what we’ve fallen on is that it’s somewhere between the self-titled record and ‘From Death To Destiny’. We’ve taken the aggression of ‘From Death To Destiny’ where there was still the frustrations and internal angst, and we’ve mixed it with the passion and drive of the ‘Asking Alexandria’ album."
So how does that look?
"Well it’s a very big album - it’s long. We’ve written a lot of songs. We got to the point where we said, ‘okay which songs are going on this’ and we ended up going ‘fuck it, put them all on there’. So we’ve done that - we’ve put everything on there. There are no B-sides, there’s nothing that didn’t make the cut. There’s going to be songs where people are going to listen and say ‘I don’t know why they put that song on here’, and that’s fine. That’s the point, because there are going to be people who will say ‘That’s my favourite song’ about the same thing. Everybody is going to connect to at least one song on there."
How did you reach that point then? Where do you begin to create an album that looks and sounds like that?
"I don’t even really know where it came from. We did it in three sessions - I don’t know what happened when Ben and me walked in that room together, but it was something. Perhaps the main thing that we wanted to do together was redefine what this band name means."
It feels as though you’re at an even more polarizing point, where people are either going to be in or they’re going to be out...
"Very much, and it reiterates something that I’ve said before - it’s going to sound really obvious, but then people don’t practice or absorb this information: You can turn music off. You can listen to another song. You can listen to our old songs. There are no rules. You can love whatever music you love. If for whatever reason someone doesn’t like something that the band put out, just turn it off. Just one button and it’s done."
So this is all sounding very, very promising indeed.
Check out Asking Alexandria's brand new single 'They Don't Want What We Want (And They Don't Care)' below: