Interview: “Songs about love will always be the truest” – Untitled Magazine

A 7-page Gavin Friday feature/interview in ‘Untitled Magazine‘ (previously known as Carson Magazine – the drama surrounding the name change is amusing – Google it…).

Colleen Nika asks Gavin what decisions went into making ‘catholic’ reality and whether his work on film scores influenced the compositional process:

“I wanted to make another album – the break didn’t necessarily need to last so long, but life gets in the way sometimes. I’d written a lot of songs over the years and I know I wanted to work with someone I’d never worked with before for this one. I knew I didn’t want to be a slave to ProTools, either. You can’t be too calculated going into the process – I wanted to leave room for possibilities. I wanted edgy but someone that I understand -Ken Thomas name came up and it made sense. He’d been around longer than me, worked with Cocteau Twins and Throbbing Gristle, and brings a great drama to his production.”

“It definitely influenced it. I wanted acoustic songs that became cinematic soundscapes. The whole album feels so English; we recorded it in Dublin in my house, but mixed it in Yorkshire. Thomas’s son helped engineer it and I invited friends to play on some tracks – there was a great synchronicity between all of us. We had so many songs to play with, but once we finished “Lord I’m Comin’; and we knew we were onto a winner. It only took us six weeks to record the whole thing.”

Order Untitled magazine (issue #2, 2011) from their website.

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