UK rock band Kasabian have opened up about their upcoming sixth studio album in a brand new interview. In the interview – the Leicester four-piece discuss their ‘difficult’ 2016 and state their intent to ‘save guitar music from the abyss’.
Kasabian are one of the UK biggest rock acts and are often credited with re-defining British guitar music.
The band released their most recent album ’48:13′ back in 2014. The record peaked at number one in the UK Albums Chart and was supported by the hit singles ‘eez-eh’, ‘bumblebee’, ‘bow’ and ‘stevie’. Despite its relative commercial success, ’48:13′ received negative criticism in a number of music publications, and the band were given some of the lowest review scores of their otherwise glittering career.
Kasabian are well known for their forthright opinions and are often accused of arrogance. Due to this – its probably fair to say that negative reviews will not have hurt their pride too much; however, you’d have to imagine that there are some things they will want to put right with their upcoming release.
In a recent interview with Q, Kasabian opened up about LP6 and singer Tom Meighan’s personal demons. Guitarist Serge Pizzorno explained: “Tom was really happy because it’s a feel-good album, It’s about saving guitar music from the the abyss! Because it’s gone. They’re great songs to sing, they were made for him, for that.”
He continued: “His heart is on his sleeve and he can get hurt, because he’s so open, That’s why people relate to him. He can stand in front of a hundred thousand people and they come away feeling not so alone, they’ve connected with this man who can show them their pain and their euphoria. It’s powerful, do you know what I mean? We’re real. Especially Tom. He’s the realest fucking man there is. You can slag that off if you want but he’s more real than I’ll ever be.”