The Glitch Mob Return With More Epic Sound
"We did something which is pretty uncommon in electronic music, to have some momentum going and stop and go away for a couple of years and then come back and reinvent ourselves in a way more traditional bands might do," Boreta said. Following their debut, the guys earned a boost of exposure after their remix of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" was featured in the trailer for 2013 film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation
For the Glitch Mob, reinvention meant moving from the sprawling, introspective sound of their debut to more bombastic, arena-ready beats prevalent on the new release.
"Drink the Sea was much more of a personal, kind of like a headphone listening experience," band member Ed Ma said. "After touring that record for a good solid two to three years, we kind of tried to take the best lessons from that experience. Keep the storytelling aspect of Drink the Sea, but try to tell a much grander and epic story that was going to translate better in a live environment."
Adding, "The main difference between the last one and [Love Death Immortality] is that this one's just much more epic."
The band is genuinely excited to talk about the process behind making the new full-length, which includes two collaborations - "Our Demons" and "I Need My Memory Back" - with Aja Volkman of Nico Vega, who's married to Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds.
"She actually tracked them in the back of the Imagine Dragons tour bus while her kid was asleep in the other bunk, just through her Macbook Pro laptop microphone," Ma revealed. "She sent it back to us, and obviously the recording sound, quality wise, was absolutely terrible. Dan [Reynolds] was like, 'Baby, let me help you record this,' because I think he knew that the sound quality wasn't so hot. But she was like, 'No, I'm gonna do it myself.' It sounded really bad, but the performance and the mojo, we knew the magic was there." more on this story