Interview: Taking Back Sunday to Perform with Guest Singer for Thursday's Show at the Pageant
"This Is All Now" from the self-titled album.
It was a great album. What should we expect from the new one?
Nolan: I think this new record is a little more diverse; there's more ups and downs. I feel like the self-titled was sort of like every song was pretty much mid-tempo to up-tempo. This one is gonna be more about the extremes of quiet, slow songs and louder, faster songs, as well as stuff in between. I think it's going to be more up and down. There are some songs where we kind of just experimented with stuff that we never had before, so there will be some stuff that's not like any other Taking Back Sunday songs, but also some stuff that people expect more.
What's it been like being back in the band with the original line up?
Nolan: It's just been really interesting. It's hard to believe it's been like three years now. It's kind of crazy; it kind of still feels like we're still new to being back in the band. It's been really interesting; we went from not seeing each other or talking hardly at all for seven or eight years to being back together again all the time. So the first year just kind of felt like a reunion, like we were just reconnecting and learning how to work together again. Then it moved into this phase of just feeling totally normal, like that's what we've been doing forever, and now it's been really exciting to get to a point where we know how to work together and we're comfortable and working together well. It's exciting.
Does it feel like the old days?
Nolan: In the old days we worked together much worse than we do now.
Were you surprised to get that call saying that they wanted to get the original line up back?
Nolan: I was very surprised. To me, it came out of nowhere. I couldn't believe it.
Does the band have anything else going on or any news we should know about?
Nolan: No, not really. Like I said, we're hoping the tour will get back on in the next few days, so hopefully we'll be seeing you on Halloween!
Taking Back Sunday will perform at the Pageant this Thursday, October 31. Tickets are $25 to $30.
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