This interview took place on: 1/14/10.
Since the last record we have obtained new management (Maximum Artist
Management), new booking (TKO booking), a new label (Razor & Tie), we
hooked up with a new producer (Rogers Masson), and we recorded a new record
Manager Mitchell Solarek had worked with Beka Tischker (The head of A&R at Razor & Tie)
on some other projects. He thought it would be a good fit. He made a call
and here we are...
You are right. I was going through a lot of things during the writing and
recording process of this album, which happened to be well over 2 years. My
life was turned upside down for a bit - my career, my marriage, my finances,
everything seemed to be falling apart...
This album was birthed out of heartache, the others weren't...
Josh: Yes, it's a picture of a broken compass with the directions in the wrong
places. The message is that it's impossible to find the right way to go when
your heart isn't right...
Josh: "Airplane" is a song about lost love, regret. It's about loving someone
so much that even if you knew it couldn't work out, you would still do it
all over again just to be with that person one more time...
Josh: In that song, Heartache is the character in a story... I am singing to
The idea for that song came from a pastor that really changed my life
named Val Treece. He used to always say Jesus still walks the Dark Hills
(which comes from an old hymn). It's about being without hope in the
darkness and then realizing hope has found you...
Hopefully we will end up releasing all of them at some point. Fans that
purchase Losing All on iTunes will get 2 of them as bonus tracks...
My musical inspirations are always the same: STP, Soundgarden, Alice in
Chains, Pink Floyd, Cash, Nirvana.
I meet people from the FDJ days alot. I am always happy to reconnect; I
love them. Those people knew me at a very fragile time. The ones that bought
those records connected with me when I felt the most alone. I feel that I
still have a deep connection with them. Music is a very
intimate thing... You pour your heart into your songs; you try to be as
honest and genuine as you possibly can be. When someone knows your music and
relates to it, they connect with you. When someone buys one of your records,
and they connect with it, they are saying "You are not alone," "I
understand and accept you." At that point, the artist and the listener become
one and they both feel a little less lonely and a little more
We are touring with Cold and Nonpoint in Feb, March, and April. Dates
and cities are listed on our websites - Dayoffire.com, myspace.com/dayoffire,
and the D.o.f. FACEBOOK...
To not give up, to keep pushing, and to prepare...
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