Vocalist Tim from We Set The Sun tells us about the brand new album, Shakespeare, changes within the band, the recently uploaded music videos and his love for We Set The Sun.
You guys recorded a new album, which will be officially released this month.
Tim: The newest thing about our new album 'V Ages Of Men' is that I left the bass guitar for what it was and take care of the vocals from now on.
I must say I am very happy with my new job (laughs). Now I carry some more responsabilities, because a bass player can easily dissapear to the background if he wants to. For a frontman that is impossible.
Where did you record 'V Ages Of Men'?
Tim: Close to Nürnberg Alex Adelhardt owns the Ghost City Recordings studio. We are soundtechnically satisfied with this album and recommend every other band to book this studio for their recordings.
Last April we were there for one week to record V Ages Of Men. There was nothing around the studio, so we certainly were focused on what we were doing. We even wrote some parts of songs in the studio itself. Also, we decided to leave some stuff out from the pre-productions because it had lost its relevance to the rest of the album.
I don't want to tell too much about the concept of the album itself. All I can say is that it is about Shakespeare.
That sounds interesting. How Shakesperian is 'V Ages Of Men'?
We based our CD on the poem 'VII Ages Of Men' and wanted to recreate this story in a more modern way, with music of course. The protagonist in our songs goes through different stages in today's daily life where faith, love, hope, addiction and death are central themes.
What does the tour for the release show look like?
Tonight our pre-release tour together with Scream Your Name came to an end with the show Münster. We did shows in Austria, Switzerland, Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Frankfurt,...
The show we played today in the Sputnikhalle was actually the best show. I love it when the stage is big, which gives me the opportunity to move more and it is nice to have the venue packed with a nice crowd in front of you.
Until now there are no shows planned for the future now, so for those who are interested: book us!
Was it a big change for you to drop the bass and pick up the mic?
Tim: WSTS is not my first band. In the past I also trained my vocal skills in the days we were still a band that just started. During the pre-productions I created the vocals, so our singer knew how to sing the songs. Somehow we noticed that my voice fits the songs better and we decided to hang on to this and change the line-up. Since that change the atmosphere in the band also got better, which is a good thing I think.
Explain your love for WSTS.
The last three years I celebrated my birthday with the band. We were always on the road or just together. Last year we were recording V Ages Of Men during my birthday and after the recordingday we went out in Nürnberg. Actually I couldn't imagine more beautiful birthdays than the last three of mine.
Sounds like love.
Tim: Most of the time yes. Part of love is of coufse some fights which take place now and then. That is normal when you are together for weeks in the same RAUM all the time.
You also released some music videos recently.
Tim: Yes, the two videos are actually stories without any band performance in it. We also have some actors in there. We tried to bring the concept in both videos closer to the viewers by using protagonists. We wanted to use the stories only and that is why we left out the band performance.
In the future also some lyrics videos or play through videos will be online.
Already some people saw the first video 'Groundbreaking'. Right before the video ends, it is completely unclear whether the protagonist survives his suicide attempt or not. What happens next?
Tim: Well, the first video has an open ending. All I can say is that he is not dead and who
wants to know what else happens should watch the video.
What about some last words?
Our record was already released on iTunes, Amazon, etc. earlier this month. The official release date of 'V Ages Of Men' date is 22 February. From then on our CD's will be in stores as well.
By the way, on our website www.wesetthesun.com there are some veryyyy nice preorder packages with exclusive limited shirts which come together with the new record. Also college jackets with records can be preordered. The pearls of our online store are two guitars with signatures and the WSTS logo on it. Also a drum is for sale which comes with a shirt, CD, poster, stickers and everything. And please BOOK US! We feel so much like playing shows anywhere, please check us out and book us for your show!
Online store: www.wesetthesun.com