Randy (POM Records): What inspired you guys to create this album?
Sebastian Lukens: Well... Recently after our success we've been getting people coming up to us for pictures and all that stuff and its given me extreme anxiety as well now because me & my friends are people with eyes on them constantly now, and that's even more stressful because we're still in high school... I love all my fans and our supporters because we wouldn't be here without them but.. its just kinda stressful when we're just trying to go out and hang out and just take a break from the band for a little while, even Cade dyed his hair from green back to his natural color to kinda be out in public more without getting noticed as much. Also personal stuff in my life is kind of rough at the moment so this album has been me and my friends letting our emotions out into our art instead of bottling it up.
Randy: What are some of the themes we can expect with this upcoming album?
Sebastian: A lot of dark shit *chuckles* Me and Alec from City X were talking about albums we wanted to make and me and him had a lot of the same stuff he kinda wants to do. Don't quote me on that because I don't know if they'll release something like this so its not conformed, the themes for this album deal with suicide, heartbreak, mental disorders, and just beating yourself up constantly for shit you do..
Randy: How many songs will be on this album?
Sebastian: Right now we have 10 but more could come but we don't know. Maybe we'll release a deluxe edition for people who want to hear the unreleased songs because we have a lot.
Randy: Will we see more singles release off the album before the album release?
Sebastian: Yes! We want to release either one more or two more singles we aren't for sure yet so we have to see what our manager says.
Randy: Wyatt from League of Nations said that League of Nations and Plain Front are working on a split, is this true?
Sebastian: Yeah! I was about to say some stuff about it. I wanted to do a split with a band I respected and enjoyed the talent behind and League of Nations was one I wanted to do it with, when I heard Worlds Collide I loved the band and its one of my favorite albums. When we were working on our album the band just so happened to be at the studio so I asked them if they wanted to do it and they we're down! we haven't finished it yet so no release date at the moment.
Randy: Speaking of release date, does this new album have a release date yet?
Sebastian: Not yet probably will be released half way through March but we're not sure yet.
Randy: What's it like being apart of a big label with a lot of influential bands that you could work with?
Sebastian: We're really thankful for Sushi signing us to this label and liking our music and just giving us a chance to be something big. I've said in another interview that im not really proud of SSDT (Super Secret Demo Tape) because its songs we're early songs we've made but the more I listen to it the more I appreciate it but I wanted to make this album as good as we could and I think we did it.
Randy: Alright last question! I wanted to ask what ended up being the first song you wrote for this new album?
Sebastian: Umm... It was probably either Devils Advocate II or the first song called in my diary I wrote. With Devils Advocate we we're just jamming and messing around with sounds and we ended up with something we really liked so we recorded and got it all mixed and mastered. For in my diary I wrote we made a song thats thats unreleased at this time and when we played the ending cords it just spoke to me and Gus, so we recorded it... I actually played the drums & guitar on that song and Gus played bass & guitar because Dominik and Cade we're out playing football for school and we skipped to work on music.
Randy: Thank you Sebastian Lukens for coming down for this interview we cannot wait for this new album!
Your Worst Enemy Is Yourself
1: in my diary I wrote
3: Your Worst Enemy Is Yourself
4: Bled Out In My Apartment
5: Devils Advocate II
6: I never meant to hurt you...
7: now you're gonna miss it all...
8: did you read the love letter you threw away?
9: Mind Blown
10: break free
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