ABC/Randy HolmesThe Struts are readying the follow-up to their debut album, Everybody Wants, and frontman Luke Spiller thinks that the new project is “already sounding really magnificent.”
“I really think we’ve achieved quite a lot in a short pace of time, and I’m really proud of the standards of all the music,” Spiller tells Billboard. “It’s very adventurous, extremely melodic. It’s totally the most diverse album that anyone’s going to hear, probably, for quite awhile, just the sheer mixture of some of the songs on there. It’s a real journey.”
“There’s at least three tracks which really go places and, as a listener, really take you on a journey, and some of them are more straightforward rock songs,” he adds.
“We have this beautiful kind of mixture of elegance meets a bit of sexiness and sleaze meets epic kind of ballads,” Spiller explains. “There’s romance, death, love, hate. It’s really cool.”
Spiller estimates that the new album will arrive in early 2018, even though he and the rest of the band think it’s “pretty much done.”
“We’re just waiting to see if anything else pops out of nowhere,” says Spiller. “A lot of times, especially with the first album as well, some of the more unique songs kind of get generated towards the end of the process.”
While you wait for the new Struts record, the band is hitting the road this fall supporting Foo Fighters on a North American tour.
“We are going to be bringing basically our circus on the road throughout the whole of next year and hitting festivals and just playing as much as we can, basically,” Spiller says.
“Wherever we’re going to be needed we’ll go. We’re gearing up now and [are] ready to work our absolute socks off for the entire year.”
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