Interview: A Chat With New Medicine at Uproar Festival Atlanta, 2010 - Page 2
I wasn't the least bit surprised to hear Jake say, "this band kind of spun off of an old band, we had done a couple of records, toured the whole country many times... we've been doing it for a long time.
When we started New Medicine, we got to skip a lot of that. We'd already done that with our previous bands. So, from the get-go, we got a record deal right away. We had all these songs, we had like 75 songs written for it. We had a lot (going) into this first record, so even though it seems like we just appeared, we come from a long way back."
Brady agreed, "Jake, Dan and myself, we went to the same Middle School, High School, grew up together and we've had this chemistry for a long time... well before this band even started. So when we came together to form this project [New Medicine], we had that history and that chemistry together. I feel like the songs are definitely a reflection of that.
Jake has also worked really hard at meeting, what are now, really good friends that are song writers in different areas. He's really harnessed his craft that way."
I asked Jake about the song writing on Race You to the Bottom, he had the unique experience of going to Nashville and joining other seasoned writers there. That trip is what first inspired the album, and was the catalyst in bringing the band together.
I was a little surprised, when I said that there are a lot of music cities, but that Nashville is a song writing city, to have Brady immediately respond, "Yeah. Really dedicated to the art of it." Honestly. What metal musician speaks of song writing as an art? (Besides Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, of course, who took time out of Papa Roach's busy tour schedule to point out to me that he's "creating art--not cheeseburgers".)
Jake said, "I got to hook up with so many great song writers. It spun off into so many different things. I actually wrote a song on Meatloaf's album this year. It's a single in Europe, it's called "Like a Rose"."
Both Jake and Brady are ink heavy--so of course I had to ask them which of their tats means the most to them. Brady responded by lifting his shirt to show me new ink.
"Great question!! Actually, last night I just got tattoo'ed, by a guy named Vic who's travelling on the tour. On my belly there. And an anchor... there."Continued on the next page