They’ve been uncharacteristically quiet this year, but that’s all about to change as King Social (finally) hits the recording studio to lay down the tracks for their long-awaited full-length album.
We’ve been lucky enough to have a sneaky listen to some of the demos and can say with full confidence that this will be one helluva album. Without giving too much away just yet, we caught up with lead singer Angus Milne, to chat about their recording plans, the writing process and what listeners should expect:
You’re off to start recording this Friday, what’s the plan for the next few weeks?
Yep its all happening! We fly out on Friday afternoon and we get to spend about two and a half weeks in the studio. We have been working really hard over the last few months to put the songs together and now we get to really hone in on the sounds we want. It’s going to be a lot of hours spent experimenting with sounds and trying to play our parts perfectly. Cant wait!
What can listeners expect from this album?
Soul!! The most exciting thing for me about this album is that King Social now has a soul. Making this music is something we are all equally passionate about and that has created this awesome energy. There is a piece of all of us in these songs. We really want to take listeners on a journey through the King Social world.
How has the King Social sound evolved during the writing process?
Originally, I was the one who wrote the songs and dictated how they should sound; these days, we have actually been writing loads more songs together and we all seem to be aiming for the same sound. Our practice studio has definitely been home to some heated “discussions” whilst writing some of these songs, but it’s quickly forgotten when we stumble across an amazing new part for a song or a cool new lyric. We have really found the King Social sound and we are super keen to show it off.
The demos explore some insecurities a lot of people face (feeling like they don’t belong, aren’t good enough, etc). How did you tackle these as a band?
There are five of us in the band and each one of us has been through our own struggles. No one likes to talk about it, but we have found our way of expressing what we need to, to keep ourselves sane. These issues have definitely arisen during some deep late night discussions after quite a few beverages, but we pretend to forget those conversations, slap each other on the butt, tell Stevie to “stop being gay” and write a song about it instead. Obviously this is the way all problems should be dealt with.
When can we expect to get our hands on the new stuff?
July or August. Boom!!
Any plans to tour?
We are definitely planning a tour but we can’t say anything yet. You’ll find out in June!
What else should we know?
We would like to again thank everyone who has helped make this album possible. We are still getting loads of support from family and friends and I just hope we can make it to the point where we can return the favour. This band has grown over the years and everyone is just so supportive. I hope we can do what everyone is expecting of us. We’re giving it a good shot anyway!
King Social’s as-yet-untitled album is due for release by August 2017. It’s currently available for pre-order through www.pledgemusic.com/kingsocial