“I think ‘American Tragedy’ is a lot like our first record, but it’s a lot heavier, and I think the songwriting is better, because as you get older, you get better at your craft,” said J-Dog, who plays rhythm guitar, keyboards, synthesizers and does programming for Hollywood Undead.
The album, named after what the band calls the ‘American tragedy’ of this generation, turned out darker than anticipated.
“The theme is what’s going on in our country right now … and the hard times people are going through.”
Even with the dark motifs, American Tragedy has hope.
“Nobody wants to go to a show and get bummed out…we write about some dark things because everyone has a dark side, but the whole idea is to make people feel better.”
Thanks to Gannett for this report.
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