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Ben Bruce: “I Never Thought I Would Be Talking About Asking Alexandria Songs In This Way At All”

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 13 May 2020 at 12.49

"I was completely content with staying in the dark" - Ben Bruce

We are literal days away from the release of Asking Alexandria's new album 'Like A House On Fire', dropping May 15th via Sumerian Records. 

In the latest issue of Rock Sound we chatted to Ben Bruce and Danny Worsnop all about the album's creation and what it represents within their career. You can pick up a copy for yourself from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV

In this snippet, the duo talk about whether they ever saw themselves creating an album such as their latest from the positions they have been in over the past ten years...

“It took a few things, getting married again, having kids, Danny coming back, for me to actually find myself, but I truly never thought that I would be thinking like this back then when we started,” Ben shrugs. “I never thought I would be talking about Asking Alexandria songs in this way at all. I was completely content with staying in the dark because for a period I thought that was what I had to do to create music that people could relate to.”

“I always believed that we would be talking about some enormous album that we were incredibly proud of, but I didn’t think we would be doing it as the people that we are or after having the journey that we’ve had,” Danny adds. “To be honest I didn’t think that the party would ever stop, and I don’t think it would have if we didn’t put a plug on it. Ultimately, the party stopped being fun.”

“You know, when I look back at our old music, I’m still proud,” Ben says quickly. “It’s a part of who we are, but it’s not something I want to revisit as the person I am now. We were playing breakdowns because we were sad, angry people. Why would I go back to that whilst trying to be happy?” 

And that's just a taster!

You can read the full thing in Knuckle Puck's issue of Rock Sound, available for worldwide delivery from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV


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