Sevendust frontman and vocalist Lajon Witherspoon spoke with Metal Wani’s Carl O’Rourke about the bands upcoming new album ‘All I See Is War’ (Read Our Review Here), gearing up for a run of shows with Five Finger Death Punch and the bands desire to reconnect with their fans overseas.
When asked what informed the bands thinking behind the theme of the record, Lajon said:
“At the end of this album we were having a look at it, we were thinking about what are we gonna call this? We noticed that we used the war more than one time and it felt like, we felt like that was on our mind actually.”
On whether he considers fans relationship with music, including Sevendust has changed with the times, Witherspoon added:
“I think it’s changed, you know, I think it’s growing.”
“With this album we weren’t afraid to show different sides of Sevendust with a song like Not Original.” He added “I feel like it’s a more mature version of what we do, I feel like in the time off we’ve grown, we’ve changed we’ve got children, we’ve got wives, I think everything has changed with us.”
With regards to if Sevendust are incorporating much of the new material into their upcoming set list on the same bill as Five Finger Death Punch, Lajon shared some insight as to what can be expected now and in the future:
“Well for right now we’ll put Dirty in the set and rock that out ’cause it’s the new single that’s being pushed right now and we’ll wait to bring the rest of the stuff in when the album comes out and the next single hits. We’re saving it with kind of like, teases here and there. We put two videos out, and like I said we’ll do Dirty and we’ll wait for a minute and when the album comes out we’ll really nail it down and put a few more new songs in.”