Mastodon Going In Darker Direction With New Album


(Prog) Mastodon's Bill Kelliher says there won't be any tracks as "poppy" as The Motherload on their upcoming 7th album. Describing The Motherload - from last album Once More 'Round the Sun - as the "poppiest" song Mastodon have ever written, Kelliher says he is going for a darker pop sound on the follow-up.

Kelliher tells Morgan Richards Interviews: "What I can tell you is it definitely sounds like Mastodon and there are peaks and valleys of one extreme to the other.

"A lot of the things that I wrote sound like Once More 'Round The Sun, but even delving deeper into all those nooks and crannies or progression and a lot of catchy choruses and melodic verses, but not so much like The Motherload - that's pretty poppy for us, probably as poppy as we'd ever be sounding.

"It's not quite in that direction. It's hard to say 'dark' and 'pop' at the same time, but, when something pops and it really speaks to you and it's catchy, like something you wanna hear again. A lot of the songs that I've written for this record are like that." Read more here.

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