New STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer On Working With DELEO Brothers: 'Their Musical Vocabulary Is Beyond Imagination'

Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Jeff Gutt. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Asked what he took away from the experience of working with the DeLeo brothers (Dean and Robert) during the making of the band’s latest, self-titled album, Jeff said: “Oh, man. Their musical vocabulary is beyond imagination; it’s incredible. I got to show them what my abilities were at the very beginning of the writing process, ’cause I just walked in — they had some stuff recorded, and I just kind of did some scat tracks over that and came up with the melodies that actually ended up being on the record after I wrote the lyrics. And I felt like they were impressed with that. So then we got into just writing songs together, from the start, and ‘The Art Of Letting Go’ is one of those. It was set up differently, and I got really excited ’cause I could hear what I could do with it and how I saw it going and where I felt the melody could lie. So we kind of split it up and changed it up, and they trusted me in where I was going with it. And I feel like that song kind of encapsulates all of that — my writing ability and getting involved and not being afraid to [say], ‘Hey, we should do this or that.’ [I was] wide-eyed and just excited to be there and doing it. I’ve done that all my life with friends and going to their mom’s house to record in the basement or something. So now I get to do it with them. And it’s very natural and organic, and it felt right.”

STP‘s self-titled seventh studio effort was released on March 16 and is the band’s first with Gutt.

Gutt, who is the former frontman for nu metal act DRY CELL and a contestant on two seasons of the reality television competition show “The X Factor”, made his live debut with the band last November in Los Angeles.

STP recently did its first round of dates in support of the new album and has joined forces with BUSH and THE CULT for the first time for the “tri-headlining” “Revolution 3 Tour”. The North American amphitheater trek began on July 18 in Nashville and is hitting an additional 19 cities over six weeks before concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on September 2. Each group is performing a full set in a different order each night.

Photo credit: Michelle Shiers

Interview (audio):

Source: HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net
New STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer On Working With DELEO Brothers: 'Their Musical Vocabulary Is Beyond Imagination'
HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net

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