"AND THEY WERE ALL YELLOW"
Tonight Alive have played a live gig for Annie Mac on Radio 1.
Alongside busting out their tracks 'Temple' and 'Disappear' they also covered Coldplay's classic 'Yellow'.
Vocalist Jenna McDougall had this to say about their choice:
“Yellow is the theme of our record Underworld. It’s a colour that we and our fans are resonating with right now.
“It’s the colour of the Solar Plexus Chakra, which is where the personal power comes from. It’s where the soul resides, and for me I’m using yellow as a colour to wear and adorn my face with to sort of enhance that frequency in my life of self-assurance, and sort of confidence, expression, authenticity, transparency, things like that."
Have a listen to the full session HERE.
Tonight Alive's latest album 'Underworld' is out now via Hopeless Records.
Here's 'Crack My Heart':
We recently spoke to Jenna all about the album's recording process:
YOU CAME ACROSS AS BEING VERY POSITIVE BEFORE GOING IN TO RECORD ‘UNDERWORLD’. DID THINGS PAN OUT QUITE SO SMOOTHLY ONCE IT BEGAN?
“You know it’s really funny, because I remember that conversation we had and I know how bright I was in that moment speaking to you, and how honest all of that was. But I guess when you’re in the moment and dealing with your emotions, sometimes you’re not quite sure where you stand. Looking back in retrospect that was a really fucking crazy time - we were going through a lot emotionally. Of course it was exciting, but there was a lot still to be dealt with at the time."
WHAT HAPPENED ONCE YOU ARRIVED IN THAILAND TO BEGIN RECORDING THE ALBUM?
“Once we got to Thailand we were all kind of dealing with our own emotional turmoil. You can hear it in a song like ‘Temple’, and then with announcing Whakaio [Taahi, guitar] leaving the band… you can kind of see looking back that the process was the beginning of some pretty serious changes, and the seed wasn’t just being planted but it was blooming. We were really excited to start and it was like, ‘Hell yeah! We get to go and make a brand new record, and we’ve got a brand new label and we’ve written all these songs that we’re proud of that no one else had a say in’, and that was a really exciting thing. But it was also the eye of a lot of stuff.”
WAS THAT THE BEGINNING OF A MUCH MORE EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING PERIOD THAN YOU’D INITIALLY ANTICIPATED, THEN?
“I think I was just in denial about everything, and that [initial positivity] was the safest emotional state to be in. Looking at things was too scary, especially if you’re on tour and then you’re about to make a record - you’re onstage and you’re doing interviews, but you kind of have to be in denial a little bit because otherwise you don’t have a protective barrier. You feel too much and that’s definitely something I’ve avoided for a really long time.”
You can listen to more of our chat on the Rock Sound Podcast below: