The Twilight Sad Open Up About Legacy Of Friend Scott Hutchinson, New Album

The Twilight Sad Open Up About Legacy Of Friend Scott Hutchinson, New Album

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Before The Twilight Sad took the stage on Sunday(July 8) at the British Summer Time Festival in London's Hyde Park, lead singer James Graham and guitarist Andy MacFarlane spoke to NMEabout losing friend and Frightened Rabbitfront man Scott Hutchison and their new album.

The Fat Cat label mateswere close and played shows together throughout the course of their careers. After taking some time, 18 months to be exact, after finishing their last tour to work on their new album andtaking even more time tomourn,the band is back in action.

“We got throughit and moved forward, andI think weve done alright. With everything thats happened over the past wee while, getting through it was the main thing,” says Graham. “Seeing peoples reaction to us being out and what we did for Scott shows that we need to be doing it and keeping his music alive. As a band, were in a place where were excited about being in front of people again. I still feel very strange about everything, but the gigs themselves has helped.

The band is excited about theirnew albumthat will be coming out in January. “Right now we feel more like a band than we've ever been,” expresses MacFarlane. The album,according to the Scotsmen, will be a bit heavier lyrically and thematically and faster than their previous album Journeyand is “accessible without being cheese.”

Towards the end of the interview, the band touched on the death of their longtime friendHutchison and toxic masculinity in the world of punk. During the last time the interviewer sat down with Hutchison, the singeropened up about how he hated the thought that being open and vulnerable was in any way emasculating to which Graham responded, “That's so true. It's such an old way of thinking. F**k that. I'm probably the most over-emotional c**t you'll ever meet, and I'm fine with that!”

Since their return to the stage,The Twilight Sad added a cover of the Frightened Rabbitsong”Keep Yourself Warm” to their set during gigs in honor ofHutchison. “And now that we've started covering 'Keep Yourself Warm' as least we have one good song in the set!” quipped MacFarlene. Graham agrees and exclaims”Aye, at least people know one tune!”