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New Years Day’s Ash Costello On Writing: “You’re Changing Constantly As A Person And An Artist”

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 30 October 2017 at 10.37

Ash opens up about making The Haxans' new record on the Rock Sound Podcast.



TELL US ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE HAXANS' RECORD...
"The Haxans record took three years to make. I can't believe three years has gone by. So I met Piggy [D, guitarist] at an awards show. We bumped into each other on the red carpet and we were like seperated-at-birth twins. We just had so much in common.

"So he goes, 'Are you interested in doing this project with me?' In between me touring with New Years Day and him touring with Rob Zombie, it was hard to find time to focus on a whole record. So we would do three songs one week when we were both home, then six months would go by and here's another spare week we have. It actually took a really long time."


WAS YOUR PLAN ALWAYS TO MAKE THE ALBUM SO ECLECTIC?
"I can see how this type of music can be same-sy. So we made each song different from the next. I think what helped us a lot too was how it was all spread out over time.

"You're changing constantly as a person and an artist. You're constantly evolving. Something that you were gonna write six months ago is different to what you're gonna write today and what I write six months from now is going to be different from what I think is cool today. So that was a big part of the record - going in so many different directions but it still all makes sense, which is great. It still all makes a cohesive record and we are really happy with that. 

"We just wanted people to dance."


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