"We just kept writing and didn't think too much about the type of music we were creating," says Sean Foreman about upcoming album "Omens."
For its fourth album, "Omens," the dance-pop duo 3OH!3 opted to "go back to basics," working in Nathaniel Motte's basement studio in Boulder, Colo., without any particular plan for what came out.
"It was really how we did it in our early days," Sean Foreman tells Billboard. "We just did everything and had the freedom to get experimental, a little weird, if we wanted. I remember asking Nat before we made the album, 'Should we go in with a concept and shape it around the concept?' And Nat told me, 'No, man, let's just write songs and take it song by song and not orient them in any way.' So we just kept writing and didn't think too much about the type of music we were creating."
Foreman says he and Motte wound up with 28 songs, some of which will be used as B-sides or on deluxe versions of "Omens" while others, he says, "will never see the light of day -- and shouldn't. We definitely got crazy on some songs; I think there's some stuff on there that we haven't done before, but that was organic. We weren't really trying to do anything."