Enter the Boyd: Incubus singer talks new album, Environment.

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Incubus have just finished recording their brand-new album, and singer Brandon Boyd says he can't wait for fans to hear the Brendan O'Brien-produced disc. "I think it's really gonna appeal to the people who've been following us a long time. It's continuing on our long and winding road of sharing art with people," Boyd said in a recent chat with Noisecreep. "I'm very excited for people to hear it."

While Boyd is confident that Incubus fans will be as psyched about the new record as he is, the singer pointed out that the album also marks the start of a new chapter for the band. "This new record that we're finishing right now is different from anything that we've done," he said. "It's like that next phase. We're gonna kind of challenge our fans with this one, but I'm excited about that. I think that's what needs to happen."

As Boyd pointed out, earlier Incubus records reflected where the band members were at particular points in their lives. "The first full-length album, 'S.C.I.E.N.C.E.,' was very telling of where we were artistically when we were 19, 20 years old. That's when we wrote and recorded that album. Then a few years later, we recorded 'Make Yourself,' which was very much a breakthrough record for us," he says. "'Make Yourself' we wrote from a very pure place, very telling of where we were at that moment."

"I just turned 35 in February. The past couple of years were, I'll just say, educational," the singer continued. "I went through pretty weird and wild health scares where my body was kind of shutting down in certain ways. I went through a great deal of physical pain, and the way I decided to look at it was sort of a late rite of passage. As a result, a lot of the lyrics on this record have been dealing a lot with pain and transcendence."

"As we get older, whether you're a man or a woman, as you move into your mid-30's and beyond, you start noticing how not invincible you are," Boyd said. "You start to really kind of understand the true nature of your fallibility, of your ability to break and break down. What I've been trying to do is filter a lot of those things into songwriting. It's made for some good songwriting, I think."

Another issue that greatly affects Boyd is the environment. A devout surfer and visual artist, Boyd has combined his passions for a new line of t-shirts for surf wear company Hurley. Featuring designs Boyd created from sketches and water colors, the t-shirts will be on sale starting April 25 on Hurley.com and in the store Buckle. Proceeds from the shirts will go to charity.

"[The t-shirt project] was born of a kind of long, fun, very natural relationship with all the people at Hurley," Boyd explained. "I did this series of drawings surrounding the issue of single-use plastics and how kind of outdated, unsustainable, and dangerous [they are]."

"I'm sure I'll be speaking about it with people as Incubus starts to go out there and actively share new music with people. This dilemma [of] trying to keep our oceans clean and keep our products sustainable is an ongoing thing that's going to need our attention as a community," he said. "What I'm really hoping to do is inspire people who see [the shirts]. And if they like it, it'll inspire them to get involved in the conversation."

Boyd said he believes that the new Incubus album will be out in August or September. No official release date has been announced.


Fuente: NOISECREEP; http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/03/24/incubus-singer-brandon-boyd-ta...



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Comment by Constanza Piantanida (Conita) on March 26, 2011 at 12:44pm

Con ustedes la Traduccion!!


Incubus acaba de terminar la grabación de su álbum nuevo, y el cantante Brandon Boyd dice que no puede esperar a que los fans puedan escuchar el disco producido por Brendan O'Brien. "Creo que realmente les va a encantar a las personas que nos han estado siguiendo desde hace mucho tiempo. Es una constante en nuestro largo y sinuoso camino de compartir el arte con la gente", dijo Boyd en una reciente charla con Noisecreep. "Estoy muy emocionado de que la gente lo escuche."


Mientras que Boyd está convencido de que los fans de Incubus estarán tan enloquecidos con el nuevo disco como el, el cantante señaló que el álbum también marca el inicio de un nuevo capítulo para la banda. "Este nuevo disco que estamos terminando en este momento es diferente a todo lo que hemos hecho", dijo. "Es como la siguiente fase. Como que vamos a desafiar a nuestros fans con este, pero estoy emocionado por eso. Creo que eso es lo que debe suceder."


Como Boyd señaló, en los primeros discos de Incubus se refleja en que momentos de sus vidas los miembros del grupo se encontraban. "El primer álbum de larga duración, "S.C.I.E.N.C.E.", fue muy revelador en cuanto a donde cada uno se encontraba artísticamente cuando teniamos 19, 20 años de edad. Fue entonces cuando escribimos y grabamos el álbum. A continuación, unos años más tarde, se grabo "Make Yourself" que fue en gran medida un registro de avance para nosotros", dice. "'Make Yourself" fue escrito desde un lugar muy puro, muy revelador de donde estábamos en ese momento. "


"Acabo de cumplir 35 años en febrero. Los ultimos años fueron, por decirlo de alguna forma, educativos", continuó el cantante. "Pase por unos raros y preocupantes cambios en donde mi cuerpo estaba como cerrandose en cierta forma. Pasé por mucho dolor físico y la forma en que decidi mirar todo esto fue como una especie de ultima ceremonia de transicion. Como resultado, muchas de las letras de este disco se han basado mucho en el dolor y la trascendencia".


"A medida que envejecemos, siendo hombres o mujeres, cuando entramos a mediados de los 30 y más, empezamos a darnos cuenta de ya no somos invencibles", dijo Boyd. "Empezamos realmente a entender la verdadera naturaleza de nuestra falibilidad, de nuestra capacidad de romper y quebrarnos. Lo que he estado tratando de hacer es filtrar muchas de esas cosas escribiendo canciones. Está hecho para escribir buenas canciones, supongo".


Otra cuestión que afecta en gran medida a Boyd es el medio ambiente. Surfista devoto y artista visual, Boyd ha combinado sus pasiones para hacer una nueva línea de camisetas para surfear para la empresa Hurley. Con diseños que Boyd ha creado a partir de bocetos y acuarelas, las camisetas estarán a la venta a partir de abril 25 en Hurley.com y en Tiendas Buckle. La recaudación por las camisetas se destinará a la caridad.


"[El proyecto de la camiseta] nació de una larga, natural y divertida relación con toda la gente de Hurley", explicó Boyd. "Hice estos dibujos en torno al asunto de plasticos no reciclables y lo anticuados, insostenibles y peligrosos que son."


"Estoy seguro de que voy a estar hablando de esto con la gente asi como Incubus va a salir y activamente va a compartir con la gente su nueva musica. Este dilema [de] tratar de mantener nuestros océanos limpios y mantener nuestros productos sostenibles es algo que está en curso y que va a necesitar nuestra atención como comunidad ", dijo. "Lo que realmente estoy esperando hacer es inspirar a las personas que ven [las camisas]. Y si les gusta, los inspirara a participar en la conversación."


Boyd dijo que cree que el nuevo álbum de Incubus saldrá en agosto o septiembre. Aunque aun no se ha anunciado una fecha oficial para el lanzamiento.


Translation by Constanza Piantanida

Comment by Renman on March 26, 2011 at 6:53am
with regard to release date of album we are shooting for July. If I were a betting man I would load up on July options.
Comment by Maris Boscan (IncubusVe) on March 25, 2011 at 11:20pm
ok I'm a little concerned about this: The past couple of years were, I'll just say, educational," the singer continued. "I went through pretty weird and wild health scares where my body was kind of shutting down in certain ways. I went through a great deal of physical pain, and the way I decided to look at it was sort of a late rite of passage................ what happened in the health of Mr. Boyd ??????? Anybody Knows ?
Comment by Amalgamation on March 25, 2011 at 5:30pm
Wow, the supposed release date is fairly far away if the album is already completed and a Pacific Rim and North America tours are happening this summer? Hopefully we'll hear something about an earlier release date through Incubus World HQ! But as a faithful fan I can wait patiently for the band to craft their album to perfection.
Comment by NIko Mena on March 25, 2011 at 4:18pm

Agostooo por dioooos!

ya se que quiero para mi cumpleañoooossss!!

Comment by Amanda M Moreno on March 25, 2011 at 3:36pm
:D!! August is so far but at least this is going to be another great birthday month!
Comment by Camilla Lopes on March 25, 2011 at 9:50am
Only in august/september??? Oh my, we have to wait too long...
Comment by Jake Bliese on March 25, 2011 at 8:20am
I thought there was a tour date in Japan for July. Why would they tour before the album is released?
Comment by Jason Hales on March 25, 2011 at 7:32am
Good stuff. But August is so far away :'(


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