We Are In The Crowd finished their new album ages ago but have been preeeeeeeetty quiet about it ever since.
Well, that’s because the band are in this weird limbo BUT vocalist Tay Jardine does have a new project in the pipeline with a majority of The In Crowd.
Speaking to Kerrang! she explains, “I was writing melodies in a way that didn’t involve two people, splitting parts from a male perspective or whatever. Because ever since I was 19, that’s what I’ve been doing. So it’s such a different and fun way of working for me. I was writing melodies based around my voice alone, so I was able to showcase a lot more and a lot better than before.”
“The songs feel more fun to me! I don’t want to say the record is done necessarily, because we just can’t stop writing, but it could be done. The songs we did record were in about two weeks like, ‘boom boom boom’! The guys were wondering what the hell was wrong with me (laughs)! It was fun and easy, which made me realise it was such an important move and the right one for now.”
The as-of-yet-untitled project will feature Tay Jardine, Mike Ferri, Rob Chianelli and Cameron Hurley.
“I don’t think it would feel the same if we put the WATIC stamp on this,” Tay continues. “I’d rather call it something new because the sound is so different. I Don’t want to confuse people. If our fans truly, truly want a new WATIC record to come out, that’s what we’ll eventually do. But, right now, we’re so committed to this new project.
“There was no break-up (with Jordan Eckes, WATIC’s vocalist/guitarist). We’re all still really good friends. The main difference is the sound in general – It’s mainly based around my vocals and my vision for music.”
Feels so good to count the ones I've counted on for the last 5-6 yrs. You can count on me too! This is the best move I've made in a while ?
— Taylor Jardine (@TayJardine) February 10, 2016
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