Bill Gould has spoken to New Zealand site Under the Radar about the new album and again he has some interesting observations. Here are some brief snippets:
Is it true that seeing fans recent reactions to the FMN reformation and subsequent live shows is what inspired you to work on a new record?
Actually, no. As great as that is, it’s not the reason we decided to write new music. I think we wrote new music because we had musical ideas that we realised could fit into the framework of Faith No More, and it made sense. The musical idea is what got us in to doing this.
I recall a comment from a member of the band, maybe it was you, that FNM has always thrived on a cycle of tension and release. How does that dynamic emerge in this latest project?
Well, it’s in the music, first of all. There’s always tension and release in the material itself. But more than that, everybody in this group comes together, and the album is where we come together, but we are different people trying to come together. And we don’t always see things the same way, and it’s a matter of finding our way to find the common ground and that’s where the tension comes in. And the release is when find that thing, and we can move on. It’s a process in a lot of ways. We’re really different people, we really are, and it’s not always easy to find the common ground.
Now you’ve had a little time to sit back and reflect on the album, how are you feeling about it?
I stopped listening to it as soon as I was finished with the mastering, haha. I haven’t really heard it since. For me, I feel like we gave a birth to a baby and now it’s going to have a life of it’s own and it’s going to do it’s own thing. We gave it the best chance we could at a successful life, but now it’s up to the music to do its thing.