From The Desk Of Failure: It’s Never Gonna Be Like The First Time Again

Failure’s new album, The Heart Is A Monster, is an unexpected surprise. After a two-decade absence and a parade of band/side projects, guitarist/vocalist Ken Andrews, bassist/vocalist Greg Edwards and drummer Kellii Scott reconvened to follow up 1996’s critically acclaimed and commercially ignored Fantastic Planet. Monster sounds contemporarily fresh, and yet still feels like a logical next step 19 years after its predecessor. Failure will be guest editing all week. Read our new feature on them.

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Scott: Often I think of how wonderful and big music was when I was a kid. Of how you could rely on your favorite band to take you away from it all to a new place that never existed before the first listen. I miss when music affected me that way. I wish I could go back to that place. Sadly, I cannot. Listening to music now is more a function of the head and not the heart. There are a few exceptions, but unfortunatley not many. I think it’s probably because I’m much more informed now, and much more prone to dissection and understanding of my craft as opposed to just the enjoyment of it.