Jacoby Shaddix: Papa Roach working on 'Sickest, most illest' album yet
Papa Roach is undeniably one of the hardest working bands in rock right now. They tour relentlessly and seem to put out new music on an annual basis. It's no surprise to hear from Jacoby Shaddix that their latest studio work will most likely result in the band's "Sickest, most illest" album yet.
Loudwire recently caught up with Shaddix on the Black Carpet during the Golden Gods awards on Wednesday to talk with him about the new stuff.
LOUDWIRE: I see you’re back in the studio doing what you love.
JACOBY SHADDIX: Yes, dude. In the studio working with the one and the only Kevin and Kane Churko, father and son production combo, and we are making the sickest, most illest P-Roach record to date, guaranteed. It’s fiery, that’s how I explain it. It’s fiery. It’s like I’m holding a light orb in my hand and when I put it to the sky, I take off like a superhero if that makes any sense. It’s for real.
LW: I saw a few song titles pop up here recently. What can you tell me about the songs that are already done and the progress you’ve made on the new record?
JS: We’ve got a song called ‘Just as Broken as Me’ that’s about forgiveness when you don’t want to forgive but you know it’s the best thing to do. We have a song called ‘Never Have To Say Goodbye.’ It’s about a really good friend of mine who passed away the last couple of years. It’s just my song … I never got to say my piece, and he was someone who really helped me when I was down and out and helped me clean my life up and then I went out there and lived that wicked life again and when I was out there, he passed away. I’ve always had a hole in my heart from that so I decided to write a song about that.
What else? I just finished another song called ‘Face Everything and Rise,’ which is just the P-Roach mode of operation, you know. That’s what I’m all about. It’s about stepping up to your problems and connecting with my God and walking through those things.
LW: One of the things you’ve done so well over the years is putting yourself out there for the listeners without holding back …
JS: That’s just my spirit, man. The more that I put myself out there 100 percent and fully, the more that I find it humanizes me, makes me real and connects me with the fans of Papa Roach. That’s the most important thing and that’s what our fans love about what we do and our band. I’ll continue to do that. The more I shed the shell and be honest, it’s just great.
Read the full interview over at Loudwire.com.