Sonny Moore Not Returning to From First to Last (Yet?)


Yesterday, when news surfaced that From First to Last would be reuniting and kicking off a $25k fundraiser on Kickstarter to help record their new album, fans were excited. The best part was that there was a chance that former frontman, Sonny Moore might decide to come back and do some vocals on the new music.

Sadly, things might not be looking as optimistic as we had originally hoped for. During an interview with Alternative Press, Matt Good revealed that they had tried to contact Moore, but so far, no word from him.

You can check out a snippet of the interview with the magazine below where Good talks about Moore below and the full interview here.

When exactly did you decide that you wanted to make FFTL music again? Walk me through the process of putting the band back together.
I’m working with this band right now, and they’re huge fans of Ross Robinson. I showed them these videos we made with Ross when we were in the studio recording Heroine. I hadn’t seen them in years, and when I watched them, I started getting that reminiscent, emotional thing going on. [Laughs.] I got a little watery-eyed, and I was like, “Man, that was a really cool experience.”

To this day, [recording Heroine with Robinson] was probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, and when I saw it, it just brought back all of these feelings—like, super-hard. So, I started thinking about that, and it kind of didn’t leave me. I was just hanging out, my iTunes was on shuffle, and one of the songs from Heroine came on. I saw some people online talking about FFTL, and I was talking to Travis. I was just like, “Man, I think I wanna do a new EP.” And he was like, “Yeah! I think that’s a great idea!” [Laughs.] That’s kind of how it started.

Then I talked to Matt Manning, and he was like, “Yeah, we should do that!” And then I talked to Derek [Bloom], and he was like, “Yeah dude, I’m down.” That’s like the basic member lineup right now.

I have reached out to Sonny; I actually hit him up this morning, so we’ll see what happens. Obviously there’s all this debate about the band with Sonny and the band without Sonny, and it’s really unfortunate because it kind of pulls fans away from what the music’s all about. We all loved having Sonny in the band, and he was an awesome singer. If he would do a song with us on the EP, it would be absolutely awesome, and it would make a ton of people happy. But if he doesn’t, I still want to make a great record and show people that we’re a band, and we just like making music.