You may have only recently discovered Bad Omens, and there’s probably a good reason for that. In a new interview with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, singer Noah Sebastian admitted he wanted everyone to introduce them was their 2022 album, The death of peace of mind.
Before this last album, the rockers have released two more records – their 2016 self-titled debut and 2019’s Find God before God finds me. However, they sounded a bit different.
“I want this record to be everyone’s first exposure to us,” Sebastian confessed. “I think this record is so much more unique and just special. I feel like we really found ourselves, not ourselves, but just the way we want to make music now, with this record.”
The leader recalled that their sonic evolution was sparked when they released a deluxe edition of Find God before God finds me, especially because they worked with a producer friend Erik Ron who inspired him to be more confident in his singing.
“He really pushed me, in a way, to be more confident with my voice and to find my voice in a way that was more true to what it really sounds like, compared to what I was doing before where I I was really trying to force it and make it grainy. [I was] sort of trying too hard to imitate others instead of just focusing on what I really look like. From there, it snowballed. I became more and more confident and comfortable with what became what my voice really sounds like, and it ended up being for the best,” Sebastian described.
As a result, the songs of The death of peace of mind, including “Like a Villain” and the title track, have become staples of their live sets. In fact, they don’t play the majority of their old songs live anymore, as they know that many of their fans prefer new material to old.
“I really don’t think anyone is complaining, even our older fans, because our best song on Spotify – or, I guess it was our best song – we don’t even play it live anymore,” the singer continued. . “And I don’t think I’ve seen a comment on YouTube or tweets or anything like, ‘Why don’t you play this song? This is your best song.’ I think everyone is ready to go overboard with us.”
For more on their latest album, including why they don’t like the idea of working with a major rock producer, tune into Loudwire Nights tonight at 7 p.m. ET.
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