Scott Iwasaki of Deseret News recently conducted an interview with LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.
On the band's new album, "Shallow Life":
"The main thing is playing live and making good records. Of course we entered the studio knowing we were going for a change. You never know where a change is going to take you. It's always a risk. You can write the same thing over and over just to please the fans. But that wouldn't be fair. As an artist, you try to create and evolve all the time."
"We entered the studio with a new energy because we knew that some of the songs were going to be completely different. And we knew that we have gained a lot of new fans, but we also knew that a lot of people that have followed us since the very first record will be kind of confused because it's not like a gothic metal album or something like that. It's definitely more rock than in the past."
On working with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRAPT, AVRIL LAVIGNE, GOOD CHARLOTTE, THE VERONICAS, PEARL JAM, TRUST COMPANY, DURAN DURAN):
"He came to Milano (the band's homebase) and we played some of the songs for him. We basically worked a little bit more on polishing the songs because some parts were too long. And we worked a lot with him on the lyrics. He really taught us good lyrics are important because you have to be clear on what you are saying. And this doesn't only mean good lyrics, but also the pronunciation of the words."
On "Shallow Life" being the highest-debuting CD of LACUNA COIL's career (the disc entered the Billboard 200 at No. 16):
"We were hoping to get a result like that. We didn't really know what was going to happen, especially right now since (CD) sales are so down compared to the past. We were absolutely pleased, being a band from Italy."
Read the entire interview from Deseret News.