“If God’s going to send us to hell, then so fucking be it!" - Will Gould.
Creeper are on the cover of Rock Sound this month, telling the full tale of their upcoming album 'Sex, Death & The Infinite Void'. Dive into the void, and the world of Annabelle and Roe now at SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV
In Creeper's cover feature, frontman Will Gould talks about how part of the narrative of their upcoming album is inspired by an interraction they had with notorious hate group, the Westboro Baptist Church, back when they were on Warped Tour 2017 - especially their latest single 'Annabelle'.
“‘Annabelle’ is one of my favourite songs on the record,” explains Will. “There was a day on Warped Tour where the Westboro Baptist Church came down to picket, and so we went down ourselves. They tweeted us afterwards saying, ‘Creeper are 100 per cent satanic, all they have is death’ and we were like, ‘Yeah, you’ve completely got our brand!’ In our story at that point, Roe is telling Annabelle, ‘I know for a fact that God can’t save us, so let’s live like sinners’. The line at the end is, ‘You’ve got to live a little when their world just wants you sad’. We live in a world where the church in America was telling people they couldn’t have gay marriage, and people who don’t follow their rules are ‘going to hell’.”
“If God’s going to send us to hell, then so fucking be it! Let’s live the way we want to. It comes from a million nights out, it being 7am in some weird estate in Hollywood, drinking still. In the same way Marilyn Manson used satanic imagery to empower people back in the ’90s, we’re kind of doing the same thing in a glam rock song. A lot of our initial experiences of America were finding the bizarre, underlying religious aspects. But we also found all these amazing little communities who were living exactly how they wanted despite religious pressure. The idea of living like sinners, I don’t think that’s bad advice! I don’t want to live in fear of what someone else thinks of me. If you feel like an outsider and the world is coming down against you, this is your song.”
This is just a tiny taster. Check out Creeper's cover feature for their full interview, and brand new photoshoot: