Tom Scholz talks to Billboard about the band's sixth studio album, which incorporates seven vocalists including Boston's late frontman Brad Delp
Tom Scholz says he didn't necessarily plan the 11-year gap between Boston albums, but anyone who knows anything about the group and Scholz's perfectionist ways since Boston's mega-selling 1976 debut should know that's the way he rolls.
"I probably would have kept going," Scholz -- who releases Boston's sixth album, "Life, Love & Hope," on Dec. 3 -- tells Billboard with a laugh. "But it was getting a little long. It was very, very hard work. All of these songs, they're basically done when I don't think I can express myself any better with the music for whatever I was trying to say. That might be because I'm so burnt on it that I don't think I can do any better or because I think it would be really dangerous to try to change it any more -- that I just might make it worse or lose something. So I stop when I don't think I can do any better, and it was the same with this album. I stopped when I thought it was as good as it's going to get."
"Life, Love & Hope's" 12 songs feature seven vocalists -- including Boston's late original singer Brad Delp, who's heard on three tracks. Listen to the title track: