“Are Brand New really working on a new album? Will it be done by the year’s end? Are they just trolling their dedicated fan base? Come on Jesse, we need answers!”
If any of those questions and comments sounds like something you or a friend has said since early this year when Brand New debuted a couple of never-before-heard songs, then you are definitely part of the fan base waiting, impatiently, for the band’s follow-up to 2009’s Daisy.
For months now, there have been rumors that the band were working on new music to, hopefully, put out soon. Sadly, it seemed to be just that at the time; rumors.
Things changed earlier today when an interview with frontman Jesse Lacey was uploaded online. The interview, which coincides with the band’s show in Spain, was done by Spain-based publication, Rockzone.
In the interview, Lacey was asked the question everyone has been waiting for; is there new music?
Turns out, there is.
Considering the publication is written in Spanish, we attempted to translate the part where Lacey speaks about the “in-the-works” song.
“Yes, I don’t have a problem talking about that with you. You are the first with whom I have had an interview with in a long time. We have a new record to release. There is no secret. The thing is, it’s not ready, so to speak. We’re hoping to release it this year, at least that’s what we’re aiming for. We don’t know if it’s going to be an EP with seven songs or so, or a traditional EP of 14 songs. We have many songs we’ve worked on, but hey, I suppose at times you have to deal with what’s underneath and rest a little, like I told you before. It’s something we have to adapt to. One day, it looks like we’ll be ready to release it and then the next day, it feels like we’re further away from releasing it.”
Kind of reassuring to fans. We suppose.
To read the complete interview which has been posted online in the form of screen shots, that can be seen here.