The brand new Family Force 5 record Dance Or Die is in stores this week and many are talking about the decidedly more dance-y sound the band has approached as opposed to their crunk rock beginnings. Front man Soul Glow Activatur addressed the fans about the new album today as well as specifically talked about the sound change...
"Wow, Dance or Die is out in stores now. This is so crazy to me! It's actually in Hot Topic and Best buy unlike our last record that no one could find or buy. We made the decision to put this out on our own and it looks like it is working! Thanks you peeps for liking the record so much. I had a couple of breakdown moments in making it. If you know who the Beach Boys are then you know of a guy named Brian Wilson….yeah he went nuts a few times in the studio. I had a few Brian Wilson moments. I broke down and got mad at my producer as well as Chapstique and Crouton. It's all a part of making art I guess and being passionate about it. Crouton and I got into it bad about vocals and stuff but we figured it all out in the end.
Everything is cool now but this record compared to Business up front/party in the back was just harder to do. I just had the pressure of knowing that we have to top our last record and not alienate all the people that liked our original sound. We decided to go less hip hop and more dance-y with the beats this time around. I think it is working and the record sounds more mature but seeing 3OH!3 this year on Warped made me miss hip hop all together. With that being said 3OH!3 and Cobra starship agreed to do some remixes for this album. We might release it in early 2009. I am sure we will get some haters saying this is nothing like Business up Front but as a fan of Madonna and David Bowie- like them, I too want to re-invent. It keeps it fresh to us as a band. I think it works for us. Some bands can't get away with it….*cough* PANIC AT THE *cough* DISCO.
Anyway, I can't stress enough that it rules to be in my little house with my little family. It's good to be writing all of you also. I am a very happy person at this time in my life. Thank you God for showing up and making my life awesome!!
God bless all of you,
Soli aka Soul Glow Activatur
[2001 - 2015]
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