“If this band wasn’t my band, then I would want to go and see them play." - Dan O'Connor.
Inside the current issue of Rock Sound, we caught up with Four Year Strong's Dan O'Connor and Alan Day to talk through their upcoming album 'Brain Pain', and how this is the music they've been striving to make and the band they've wanted to be for a long time. Check out the full interview by picking up a copy of the latest issue of Rock Sound from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV
Speaking about the growth that all the members of Four Year Strong have undergone since their last album, Dan shared, “A lot of this record is about how we’ve been developing as older men who have families and business and responsibilities away from the band, yet also having to ride the balance of being Dan and Alan from Four Year Strong."
He continued, “[Putting this record together] was like coming to terms with an identity crisis. Am I the same Dan O’Connor that I was in 2007, who was wearing tank tops and shaving my head? Or am I the Dan O’Connor who has two kids and a wife? Or am I somewhere in the middle? This record is finding where you fall on that spectrum.”
“I think that this is the music we’ve been striving to make for a while,” Alan shared. “I’d also say that as a group we’re more inspired to be Four Year Strong than we have been for a very long time. I’m not saying we weren’t inspired before, but it feels like we just found this new spark that we didn’t know was there.”
“If this band wasn’t my band, then I would want to go and see them play,” Dan laughed. “I love these songs so much. They give me that tingly feeling in my belly that I had when I was just a kid just starting out. That’s why we’re so inspired and so stoked on where we are and where we’re going. “Now, more than ever, we’re just going for broke.”
If that doesn't make you excited for 'Brain Pain', nothing will.
'Brain Pain' is set for release February 28 through Pure Noise.
This is just a tiny taster! Read the full interview inside Creeper's issue of Rock Sound: