Pay attention to an job interview about the band’s future new album, ‘Asking For A Buddy,’ and more.
Episode 126 of The JamBase Podcast, a associate of the Osiris Media Community, functions an interview with Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss. JamBase’s Andy Kahn not long ago interviewed Bayliss to go over the band’s new studio album, Asking For A Friend, which will be released on July 1.
Bayliss’ job interview took area above a video simply call almost one particular calendar year to the working day from when he last appeared on The JamBase Podcast to examine his deal with of Phish’s “Twist” for our Cluster Flies challenge. Since then, the band completed recording Asking For A Buddy that attributes 14 new authentic songs and only a person of which, the solitary “I Really don’t Know What I Want,” has been performed dwell. Bayliss defined why the band took that tactic and how they are getting ready to provide the other new tunes to the live stage.
Significantly of the interview centered on Bayliss’ songwriting approach, and how it has advanced due to the fact he begun creating tracks back again in the 1990s. He discussed how his songwriting was affected by the Wine Not? weekly livestreams he carried out from house all over the COVID-19 pandemic. The guitarist talked about the unfamiliar experience of producing the album monitor “Escape Approach,” which arrived from an on the internet auction for a lover who received the opportunity to collaborate on a new initial music.
Bayliss was also requested about currently being compelled to create “Fenced In,” in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis law enforcement officer. The music utilizes a certain expletive for the 1st time in any Umphrey’s primary and Bayliss talked about the final decision to go away it in the tune, even if it offended his mother.
The job interview included the recording sessions that ended up held for Asking For A Buddy, which took spot in Chicago, Nashville and at guitarist Jake Cinninger’s house studio in Michigan. Bayliss described experiencing the fewer tense system of recording his vocal components at dwelling.
He also talked about Umphrey’s modern trip to Iceland, which turns out was as outstanding as it appeared. Bayliss pointed out the band might have one more vacation spot function in the operates. There was also an try to get Bayliss to dedicate to recording an album of new songs with his frequent partner on stage, Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band.
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