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Chris Sorenson of Saosin Reflects on the Self-Titled Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Chris Sorenson of Saosin talked with Substream Magazine:

    The way the EP was written was basically separated by time and place, and Anthony came in and laid multiple ideas over the top and it was kind of “created” on the spot. It was like a long demoing process with time in the rehearsal space. It was more, “Hey, we have these songs and we’re looking for a singer; do you have some ideas to throw over the top?” And that’s kind of how it happened. With the self-titled, we had not only a lot of expectations—with the success of the EP and “Bury Your Head,” years of touring and signing to a major label—but also, we had a few more egos in the bunch. I did not write a note on the first EP, but I did exclusively write the music for “Bury Your Head,” so it was kind of this weird dichotomy of history with a fresh perspective. Cove and I were relatively close and would write the most together. Cove had some huge shoes to fill as well, and there are moments on this record where he was completely confident and others where he was scared shitless, and I think that really comes out in the songs of this record. It’s all truth.

  2. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    Cool lil interview. Neat that they're such good friends with AOF, a connection I wouldn't have really expected. This album still holds up quite well for me, and really helped define my musical tastes as I got older. I'd love to hear those songs live at some point.
  3. OotyPa Sep 29, 2016
    (Last edited: Sep 29, 2016)

    fall away

    great article and a classic album. still holds up excellently
  4. Mike


    DIdn't know about the cover. Really neat!
  5. mattylikesfilms


    Still a great record and their best by far in my opinion.
  6. disambigujason

    Trusted Supporter

    Now this would be an awesome 10 year tour. Great album and interview.
  7. TFT87


    One of my all time favs. Wish music like this was still made. What happened?
  8. bobsheiskawy

    is it the same for you? Prestigious

    it's interesting that chris brought up playing it live. i'd kill to see this front-to-back with cove and justin back.
  9. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Along the shadow is better
  10. JackOnDrums


    Now THIS is a 10-year tour I'd like to see.
  11. meekers


    I miss Cove. Always seemed like a good dude
  12. Meltingplastic


    I loved seeing them tour on this and translating and I loved then with AG back. But truth is we'll never get it unless AG leaves again