From releasing their third full-length studio album, The Incubus, to touring alongside label mates The Funeral Portrait and more, Famous Last Words have had one hell of a year. Unhinged Music had a chance to chat with lead vocalist JT to know more about The Incubus, signing on with Revival Records and what’s on the top of their Christmas list this year.
Neshell Hogan: Thanks for chatting with us! You guys recently released another great album, The Incubus, a few months back. This marks your third full-length studio album to date. What do you think sets this record apart the most from the rest?
Jt: This record has a very new and fresh sound. You can still hear the core FLW sound in it, but it’s definitely different. We wanted to really experiment with a more dynamic sound moving forward with this album, and that’s exactly what we did.
Your albums always carry a great message and The Incubus is no different. What did you hope your fans take away most from this release?
Jt: All three of our albums carry a very similar overall message. But the main message in “The Incubus” is that no matter how low your life may feel, there is always a way out. There is always some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel may be dark, scary, and ruthless, but if you can push through it, you will reach that light.
If you had to pick one track from the latest record for a listener who’s looking to get into the band, which would you choose?
Jt: That’s actually a pretty tough question. Personally, I feel like the songs are so different from each other, that I would have to ask them what music they usually listen to first, then recommend a song after I know what they are in to. But my favorite is either, Maze In My Mind, The Judged, or Pretty In Porcelain.
You guys recently signed with Revival Recordings. What has it been like to work with the label so far?
Jt: It’s been wonderful. Everyone at revival is very passionate about what they do. The owner, Shawn Milke, is an incredibly creative dude, so it’s really awesome to bounce ideas off his head. Their motto is, “Good music by good people.” And they definitely hold true to that.
You’ve just kicked off The Incubus Tour. How is it touring alongside The Funeral Portrait and Versus Me so far?
Jt: It’s been a blast. We actually recently did a tour with Alesana, and a lot of the people who were on that run are on this one as well. So it is really cool to have a big friends reunion just a couple of months afterwards. Plus, both bands are extremely talented, so it’s been great hearing both of their sets every night.
Since the holidays are just around the corner, we have to ask, what’s the number 1 thing on your Christmas list this year?
Jt: I need a new car haha. So if Santa wants to get me a new car, that’d be just great.
Catch the band as the wrap up the last few shows on The Incubus Tour. Remaining dates below.
12/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blu Phoenix
12/16 – Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
12/18 – Dallas, TX @ The Rail Club
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