The end result of Blonde Redhead’s latest effort ‘Misery is a Butterfly’ is something of a mystery even to the band. “It’s hard to say what influenced us for this album specifically because it’s so vast,” bassist Simone Pace tells Cincinnati CityBeat. “We were listening to Sigur Rós and some Cure records. It was a mix of things. We always want to do something different with every album, but this came pretty natural. It is a natural process we go through even though it’s very difficult, but I think there are other things to take into account whether the album is more dark or sad or lively or aggressive. We always think, ‘We’ve done this and this and this … let’s do something else.’ At the end, it’s really hard to fight what comes out of you. You don’t really have a choice. You just have to accept it. Even if you pretend to sound like somebody else or say, ‘Oh, God, I wish we wrote that song … can’t we write a song like that?’ It never works. You is always you. You may get fed up with you, but I think we did alright.”
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