Inhale- Exhale Interview with Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch
with Song River
Song River: You have decided to reach back to a more aggressive side of sound, why now?
SR: You get what you hear on the CD Exhale, as well as live in performance. First of all how important is it to you to be well… “real?”
SR: Studios allow musicians to keep things sounding clean, precise… but live… well that is who we are stripped down. Unless, we pre record everything and lip synch. What do you think of these two very different approaches to music?
When it comes to string sections, etc, sometimes it’s just not feasible.
SR: How did you go about keeping the sound in studio recording equivalent to what you hear live?
SR: Was this process more time consuming to create?
SR: Does the ‘natural’ way of presentation feel more relaxing actually?
SR: Is this a direction TFK would like to hold onto or will you change how you deliver from time to time?
SR: Talk to me about the single “Running With Giants.” Where did the inspiration come from?
Trevor McNevan: I just loved the visual of it. That’s how I feel every day, walking life, knowing that there is a God much bigger than anything I can imagine leading the way.
SR: Why do you think this single has buzzed up the charts so quickly?
Trevor McNevan: This song was intended to be the front runner, introducing the overall intensity of the album. So I think it’s “no mercy” approach raised the flag well for this collection of songs, and we’re very thankful that people are connecting with it!
SR: Do you have a favorite ‘riff’ tune off this album to play in studio and live?
Trevor McNevan: We’ve just started playing a handful of the new songs live on this tour, but so far, they’ve all been a blast! The River has been fun.
SR: Life really is all about ‘Inhaling’ and ‘Exhaling’ you have accomplished just that. What has been the reaction coming from TFK fans?
Trevor McNevan: The warm reception of EXHALE has been exciting to see. It’s always a very vulnerable moment releasing new music, so to have it received so well, has been a true blessing to us. Thank YOU!!!
SR: If you were to look out over the sea of metal/hard rock over these past ten years where are you all sitting and are you just fine with it?
Trevor McNevan: We’ve always tried to stay true to our convictions on what we felt inspired to create at the time, and what felt “right” for this band, we try not to focus on whatever the “current thing” is in the genre, and focus more on making sure that we’re making music that’s honest to us, that we’re excited to be a part of.