Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.
Collins: Spin was the first Tigers Jaw record that I specifically sat down to write lyrics to. At times, I was met with writers block that I thought I would never get out of. One thing that really helped and inspired me in some of those difficult moments was to read Mouthful Of Forevers by Clementine von Radics. There are so many similarities between poetry and lyrics; arguably lyrics are poetry put to music, and I love the way that von Radics writes poetry. There’s so much beauty in the simplicity and weight that her words have, as well as pleasant poetic rhythm. The subject matter of her poetry in this book felt so familiar and connected to themes that I myself was working on lyrically.