Thousand Foot Krutch Vocalist Trevor McNevan on ‘Exhale’ and Faith

2016-05-02

Story by Anne Erickson

Interview: Thousand Foot Krutch singer Trevor McNevan

Thousand Foot Krutch get heavy on their upcoming studio album, “Exhale.” The album, out June 17, is the uber-aggressive counterpart to their softer 2014 release, “Oxygen: Inhale,” and it packs dense guitars and poignant lyrics. Trevor McNevan, the band’s longstanding lead vocalist, spoke with Anne Erickson from Audio Ink Radio about the new tunes, including lead single “Running with Giants.” Read the full interview below.

Congratulations on the new album, “Exhale.” How is this release a continuation of your last album, “Oxygen: Inhale?”

Thanks! “Inhale” and “Exhale” were always a two-part venture. We’ve always had a heavier and lighter side to the band and love and appreciate both. This was an interesting way for us to dive deeper into both of those: “Inhale” being more of the lighter side, and “Exhale” being the more aggressive side.

Would you say this release shows a more aggressive side of Thousand Foot Krutch?

Yes. “Exhale” comes out swinging! It accentuates a lot of what we love about the more aggressive side of rock. We’re so excited about this music and this collection of songs. I personally think it’s our best record yet. I’m excited to share it with everyone!

How does your faith continue to play into your music?

For us, faith is a lifestyle. It’s who we are and not a genre or a religion. It’s not a name tag we wear: It’s what we believe. We’re far from perfect and never claimed to be. We’re not here to preach at anyone. We’re here to walk life together, encourage each other and share this life journey of love, pain, faith, hurt and second chances through these songs with anyone who’ll listen.

The album’s lead single, “Running with Giants,” has really taken off. What do you hope people take from this tune?

Thanks, man! It’s been exciting, and we’re very thankful for the support.  Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and this song’s a reminder that we are not alone, and we’re not on our own here.

Where do you see Thousand Foot Krutch in five years?

I see us still making music that matters to us and continuing to grow and walk life together alongside our audience and all of the amazing people that support us and are walking with us on this journey. Still living by faith, and trying not to control everything.

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