Saliva Inspired By Romance On New Album
With a little over a month left on its last touring leg in support of the 2004 album "Survival of the Sickest," Saliva singer Josey Scott tells Billboard.com the band is already looking forward to recWith a little over a month left on its last touring leg in support of the 2004 album "Survival of the Sickest," Saliva singer Josey Scott tells Billboard.com the band is already looking forward to recording its fifth studio release. "The Rise and Fall of a Glorified Kingdom" is due out in the first quarter of 2006 via Island.
"I think with all of our albums, we've thrown our fans a curveball but we've continued to be Saliva," Scott says. "I think it's going to probably be a very alternative record. It's going to be a romantic record. It's what's been happening in our lives over the last year and a half. It's going to be a documentation of what we've been going through."
Halfway through the pre-production process, Saliva has roughly 30 tracks in the mix, with plans to enter the studio in December. Although the band is known more for its rap/metal beginnings and post-grunge aesthetic, it sounds as though Saliva may have a few ballads on "Rise and Fall."
"There definitely might be a few of those on the record," Scott says. "I think we've continued to evolve. Like Elvis [Presley] said, 'Music changes every six months and you have to change with it.' I think that we aspire to be around like an Aerosmith or U2 in the aspect that we're willing to go anywhere."
Where the band is headed is uncertain but Scott hinted the outfit has been finding inspiration from contemporary groups such as the Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance and Jet, compared to early influences like Rage Against The Machine, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden.
"I think we're one of those bands that's definitely influenced by beautiful music we see around us," Scott says. "And it's just a different time. You have to think the [Rolling] Stones made a disco album. Not saying we're doing that but we're definitely adventurous and I think Saliva has always had an adventurous spirit. We're not afraid to go in a lot of different directions."
Scott adds the band isn't playing any new material on its current outing. "We like to start fresh," he says. "We don't like to let one tour bleed over into another. We close it out with the album that we're supporting at the time and then we move forward."