The Offspring’s Dexter Holland Talks New Album, ‘Days Go By’

2012-05-15

Story by Charles Ken

The Offspring’s latest album is ‘very different’ from band’s past work

Alternative rockers the Offspring are on target to release their first album in four years, “Days Go By,” on June 26. It’s the band’s first full-length since 2008’s “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,” so fans are stoked to hear the new songs. Speaking with Rolling Stone, frontman Dexter Holland gave a little insight into the recording process for the upcoming album, explaining that the guys experimented quite a bit when writing and recording it.

“This is our ninth record, so we’ve got to dig a little bit deeper, and that’s what we want to do as well,” the singer said. “I think music is so diverse today and bands are so diverse. If you were a rock band in the ‘80s, you kind of had to stick to one thing. Now, in this age of Coachella and European festivals and stuff, it’s kind of anything goes, so that allowed us to try different things… The record we’re doing now is very different from what we did then.”

The Offspring just the album’s title track and debut single, “Days Go By,” which quickly shot to No. 12 on the alternative rock charts. As Holland describes it, “Days Go By” reflects on some problems he sees impacting fans and friends all over the world.

“Part of why I chose ‘Days Go By’ as the single and the title of the album is because it really kind of shows — not only with me — that the world has been through a s**tty few years,” Holland said. “So I guess acknowledging that it’s been tough, but also having a message of hope, is what I really wanted people to take away from this record.”

 




Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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