Limp Bizkit plot 'Rollercoaster' listening experience for new album



For a while now, we’ve been hearing about Limp Bizkit‘s next album, ‘Stampede of the Disco Elephants,’ but the disc has yet to drop. It turns out there’s a very good reason for that, as the band is attempting to do something ambitious with their upcoming release.

In a chat with BBC Radio host Daniel P. Carter, frontman Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland opened up about how they don’t want ‘Stampede of the Disco Elephants’ to follow the format that most other records do these days. They spoke about the decline of the “album experience” and how it’s become more commonplace for people to just pluck songs they like off a disc to create their own experience.


Durst says, “We’re really trying to figure out how to create an experience from beginning to end on ‘Stampede of the Disco Elephants,’” before Borland elaborated, “Yeah we don’t want to do what everyone else is doing by just going, ‘Oh, here’s an album of singles.’ We really want to tie it together even more than ever before with interludes and make a seamless experience.”

Durst likened it to Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Wall,’ how even if you’re able to pluck a song away from the disc, it still has elements of what preceded it that factor in to the overall experience. He added, “It’s not about songs anymore. It’s about getting on the rollercoaster. [It's] waiting in line, getting on it, it takes off and you can’t get off of it until it stops.”

The band hopes to have the album out by this summer. To hear the full chat, check out the audio player from Daniel P. Carter’s BBC interview.

 

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