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Those who know Forever Autumn just as an acoustic, atmospheric Doom act might be surprised to learn how much Black Metal influence also pervades their world. Well, they put that foremost with latest EP 'Hail the Forest Dark', and even roped in a certain Mr. Aaron Stainthorpe to help out with it. I thought that on its own would be of interest to Doom fans, so here's me talking to my friend Autumn about that and more!

Interview with Forever Autumn.
"It's been a good 5 years since we took an-depth look at Forever Autumn, and how things do change. Back in those days, we just had the very acoustic 'Patience of ūm Fire-Keeper' to look at, since then we've had the very different re-imagining of 'Waiting for ÷ktober' in its MMXVI form, then a blend of the two in 2019's 'Howls In The Forest At Dusk'. But who could have predicted that the next project would be a Black Metal-based collaboration between the Forever Autumn duo of Autumn and Jon, and My Dying Bride's Aaron Stainthorpe?

Well, it's pretty much obvious, I think, that I've been a fan of the band since I first encountered them, and - to declare some personal interest - I've been chatting with Autumn as a friend for years by e-mail, and more recently over Skype videocalls. So, we decided to turn one of those conversations into a more formal interview - with a slight coda to get fully up to date, just because my audio transcription skills are so pitifully slow... It's kind of the nature of the underground scene that it's small and communitarian enough that it's just not possible to maintain complete impartiality or objectiveness with people or bands that you're in regular contact with, and the best you can do is just be up front about that. So I'm not going to make any apology over that: this is pretty much a chat between old friends, at heart, with Autumn in her morning loft space and me in my darkened, curtained study in the late afternoon, matching up across the time zones.

Hopefully, though, it's still professional and entertaining enough to get up to speed on the 'Hail the Forest Dark' project, and where Forever Autumn are going after that..."



Forever Autumn founder Autumn Ni Dubhghaill (Photo: BellaVendetta).


Hails, Autumn, and welcome back to doom-metal.com. How are you doing today?

I'm doing fantastic, I have my cup of tea and I'm getting ready for a fun interview : )

It's been a little while since we had a formal chat: we did a fairly substantial interview back in 2016, just after 'Patience Of The Fire-Keeper' came out: what have you been up to since?

I have been extremely busy! In 2019 we released the album Howls In The Forest At Dusk, and since then I have been working on a small EP, and also starting the work on a brand-new full-length album and somewhere in there we've finally been able to print Howls In The Forest At Dusk as a 12" record - which was the original vision for the album, I just couldn't afford it until now. Because Forever Autumn is entirely self-funded, we don't have any labels or anything backing us up, so releases are all a matter of when I can afford it.

That would be your first vinyl, then?

It is the first vinyl, yes, and it's very exciting. It's always been a personal dream to have my music on vinyl, and, twenty years later, seeing that finally accomplished is pretty cool!

You've always gone the route of CD releases before now...

Right...

Do you find that a satisfactory medium?

I don't. I've always wanted the vinyl release. I mean, I listen to a lot of records personally, so I don't listen to as many CDs any more, and there's been a resurgence - at least people tell me people are listening to vinyl more - so that's another good reason to make it as a 12". I feel like it conveys the feelings of Forever Autumn a little better. It's more intimate and close, yet distant and kind of other-worldly, and it covers both of those at the same time in a way that a CD or digital track just can't.

And, of course, you've got that whole 'analogue' experience...the fact you have to turn it over half-way through...

Yes, I enjoy that too...

...I find that one of the nice things about vinyl: there's not really enough time to put it on, walk off, and do something else. So you find yourself sitting and listening, paying attention to the packaging...

I know I made sure to put an insert in the vinyl edition, with credits and pictures and lyrics too, because I've never been able to put those in other things, I just haven't had the money for it. And since I was able to do this, I wanted to go for the glory!



OK, there's quite a bit to talk about with your current workload, but first a quick step back - because also in that intervening period, you featured on our tribute album to My Dying Bride...

I forgot to mention that, but yes!

You did 'Crown Of Sympathy' - how was the experience of "Forever Autumning" a My Dying Bride track?

The experience was a lot of fun. I was excited to be asked to join this project, and I wanted to find a song that I really enjoyed, and one of the older My Dying Bride songs, and it was a lot of fun to reimagine it and add a lot of different Forever Autumn touches and making it still the same song but with a complete...overhaul...I guess. It was a lot of fun to be involved with, and when it was released I was a little nervous, because when I heard everything else on the album, I felt like maybe my version isn't up to snuff because everyone else, well, most other people, were doing more 'literal' covers. But then I started getting feedback, and people seemed to really enjoy it, and that made me feel good about it! I put a lot of hard work into translating that into my own language.

Which, really, was what we were after in the first place - not whether people could sound like My Dying Bride if they really wanted to, but to show how they had been an influence in very disparate bands.

I used a lot of fun instruments too, including my didgeridoo and balalaika and various bones and bells and other things you wrap around your ankles...laugh

...well, it certainly came out sounding very different, but recognisable! So, are you available for other tributes, should people ask?

I am! I would love to be!

A small digression - a long, long time ago, in the early 2000s, I was asked to be part of a Kiss tribute album. That, unfortunately, never went anywhere and I didn't really know what I was going to do, but it would have been fun. And then there was that Skepticism tribute album, about the same time, but they ultimately didn't take my cover. I found it several years later as a CD, at a metal festival, and that's when I discovered I was never actually on it, which was a bummer - but it was still fun to do. So I am available for other tribute albums...laugh

So, 'Howls In The Forest At Dusk': I rather felt that was a stepping stone, in a way, between what had been the very acoustic-y 'Patience Of The Fire-Keeper' and the more electric-y 'Waiting for ÷ktober'. Would that be a fair description, do you think?

It would be. I feel like Howls In The Forest At Dusk is a more defining album of where we are currently. It has a lot more kind of obvious black metal and doom references than some of the previous work had had, but it still maintains that mystic, other-worldly flow which is so important to my work.


With cellist Jon McGrath (Photo: BellaVendetta).


And that was basically just you and Jon McGrath?

It was just Jon and I. I did a little cello on one of the songs, but he did all the rest of the cello, and I did everything else. It was actually the first album we recorded in my makeshift home studio, and it was the first album I did all the engineering and producing and all those various credits which seem to come with doing it, which was very satisfying. So I'm happy that such a great sound was produced with my little knowledge of recording programs and...stuff!

Do you feel that, having created a home recording studio, and all that - is that a set of skills you want to advance? Are you improving?

I am improving. I think I've come a long way - I'm even learning keyboard shortcuts, which is pretty amazing! Most of what I learned about it is just what I observed while recording in a studio, and a lot of mimicking and inspriation from the things I witnessed, and I found out how to do a lot of these things. A lot of it still eludes me and I rely on other people for mixing and mastering. But to get the tracks down, I've become quite deft at it.

And do you enjoy that technical side of it?

I do, I really do. I get nervous with the translations between programs and things, and sometimes I just can't figure out why something's not working, but luckily most of it is still just plugging wires into the backs of things - and that's more tangible for me, like when I used to record on analogue four-track, so it's a little easier to understand than computers, when I have to look at the help section often!

It's kind of an album of 'firsts' then - not only technically and compositionally, but also as your debut vinyl. So how was the experience of actually getting vinyl pressed, compared to the presumably more straightforward CD manufacturing process?

There was a lot of back-and-forth between myself and the company and trying to get things lined up. It took a long time to print, but it was delivered very fast, which was good. And it was a good experience knowing what I was working on and finally getting, just a few days ago, these boxes with the records, that was very exciting! Unfortunately, I have a hard time staying with things that are exciting and milestones - I have a hard time feeling it - but for a moment there it was really exciting, before I moved on to other things.It's just a weird thing that I do...

So, are they ready to order yet?

They are, and they are not! I ordered a box of LP mailers so I could list on Bandcamp and start selling these records, and I've heard from a lot of people that they'd like me to reserve one for them. Unfortunately, I got an email saying they'd been delivered, but we had really high winds and I'm wondering if the wind took it away? It's kind of a big box to take away, though! I scanned the tree-line with binoculars, I walked up and down the street, trekked through the snow and the really cold weather and I didn't find them anywhere! So I'm hoping that they were delivered to the wrong address and will show up. I did order more, so hopefully in the next several days it will be ready to distribute. (Editor's Note - The mailer situation has been long since rectified, and if you want a copy, they are available now on Bandcamp.

I'll look forward to that, then!

Yes. I have a copy saved for you!

Thank you! So that's more or less up to date on the music front - how have you been doing on the artwork side of things?

The art is good. Over the last year of quarantine and pandemic things, I've actually produced an entirely new body of work on about 28 or 30 large sheets of slate, using a lot of natural materials, to create what seems like a very archaic and ancient, yet kind of modern at the same time, the way it's approached, which is...different and dynamic...for me. But it's a lot of fun - the series will continue; I have more pieces of slate and more things to put on it. But right now I'm photographing the works so I can put them on my website, and I have to submit some of these for various shows and things, and at some point I'm hoping to get in a large art museum and show the whole series as it should be, and that would be a wonderful day! So, the art has kept moving, but it's still not moving enough, and it needs to turn a corner, because I'm just not getting what I need - it needs more, it's about time for more, it's demanding more, and I need to press harder.


Samples from the "Slate Werkes" series..


Obviously, the past year hasn't been ideal for any of your installation-type works...

That's the trouble - there are no galleries open, there are no shows to perform, so I just had to stay busy and I'm hoping this will be ready for the time when I can get it out there!

So how have you managed during the on/off lockdowns, and the whole year of chaos?

Well, it's been madness, like everybody else, but I have been able to produce a lot of work, like we said, the slate series, Howls In The Forest as an LP, working on a new album, and a new EP that should hopefully be done soon, and...playing a lot of video games, listening to a lot of records, those have been very helpful to get through this ridiculous time!

And is there any sense over there that it's coming to a close, that things are finally settling down a bit?

It's moving. People have been getting vaccines, which is good, and things are slowly opening up, but the state of Massachussetts is a little behind other places, so there are some confusions. And they think they're doing a really good job with organising this, but there are a lot of confusions that don't seem to make sense. But there is movement, and I really hope this can "wrap up" soon. I don't think we'll get back to normal, but we can at least get back to sharing art and music and that would be lovely. I miss performing dearly.

So was Massachussetts particularly badly affected?

Not to the degree that many other states have been. It's been relatively mild here in comparison, but still of a concern mostly around the eastern part of the state, around Boston. Out here in the hills and the sticks, we don't have it quite as much, but it is a presence, and something you need to be aware of.

Understood, thanks. So, it's probably time to talk about the EP...?

Yes please!

That's going to be a bit special and different, isn't it?

Very special, and very different! Ask me about it first, and then I'll digress into a weird rant about different things...both laugh

Ok, well, first off, then - what was the idea behind it?

The idea behind it - several ideas went into one - I've always wanted, I've had a fantasy of being in a black metal band...but I've never been in a black metal band...and I've always wanted to make black metal themed recordings, but not to the degree of making a whole album of such, so I thought a three-song EP would be kind of fun. I could use my electric guitars - which I don't often use - and, in a way long pause, I sometimes feel I'm maybe not metal enough anymore because sometimes Forever Autumn seems too folksy for the metal people, but too metal for the folk people, and there's a weird disconnect in there. So part of it was to prove to myself that I could still be metal, and I think it's been accomplished - it's a digression, it's not a new direction for the band, it's a little side thing, that's meant to be fun, and I had a good time making it. I got to do the drumming for it, and since my drum kit is very awful at this point, I was embarrassed to try to use that on recordings, so I went for a different, more Forever Autumn, method and I used a really doomy floor tom and bodhrŠn blast beats, which were a whole lot of fun - I think I accomplished that right, and it was a whole lot of playing a bodhrŠn really fast, and I hope people appreciate that 'cos it's unique and fun and it really goes with the music, and it adds that Forever Autumn touch to something that gets a little more digression than what we usually do.

Do you think it's going to horrify the hardcore, church-burning, Satanic arm of Black Metal?

I don't know - we'll see!

So, where is it now, in terms of completion?

It is currently - well, probably that's where I should reveal the other fun thing about it - which is that the wonderful Mr. Aaron Stainthorpe, from My Dying Bride, is working on this with me as well, and doing some additional vocals and things that I wrote for him! We have been talking about this for a while, and I had asked him if he wanted to be part of it, and he jumped on it and said 'yes', so we started on ways to do that, and it's currently in Aaron's hands to record his parts, then I've got a place for mixing set up right after that, I've got a place for mastering which is ready, and I have most of the artwork ready - so everything should fall into place rapidly, once we get that piece.

It's really fun to have Aaron on that, too.

Yes - you two have become friends, haven't you?

We have, we've become good friends, and it's a whole lot of fun - we send silly messages back and forth, and also talk about serious things - and it's really good to have someone in this way, in music - we seem to have had similar experiences, albeit on different levels - so we can communicate on many of those things, which is realy helpful, and just getting his opinion on certain things which I might be stuck with, and just being friends - a long time ago I probably would have just been starstruck and wouldn't believe I could be friends with Aaron from My Dying Bride - but this is an amazing thing!


Adventuring up North, with Aaron.


Cool - because that was a bit of an adventure, wasn't it, the original meeting?

It was an adventure - it was actually a year ago today that I arrived in London to visit my friend Lee Maelzer, who is an amazing artist, and I stayed in her flat and we traipsed about the city for a while. But we took a train north to Yorkshire to visit with Aaron for a day, and we thought we were only going to meet for a cup of tea or something, and then we'd have to waste the rest of the day wondering what to do before the train goes. But Aaron took the whole day, and he set it aside for us, and we wandered around Halifax and we saw some really cool things and we looked at art, we stopped for tea, we had an impromptu Forever Autumn show at a little venue, did all sorts of fun things and then made our way back for the three hour train ride back to London - and I had a terrible headache and Lee had a little nap, but we had a great time! And Aaron was just very accommodating and super fun, and we ended up at a pub afterwards where they have poetry readings, and it was all incredibly cool!

And then you just managed to escape Britain before we went into the Mark 1 lockdown...last flight out of 'Nam?

Yes. I arrived back in the US maybe five hours before the travel ban was put into place, so I just barely made it back, and it wasn't until the last day I was in London that it started to become an issue, and people started to talk about it, and I began to worry about 'am I going to make it home?' and 'am I going to be living with no money in a tiny flat, living off my friend's goodwill and getting in their way for who knows how long, until I can finally make it back?'. So, luckily, I did make it back - and the months before I went to London, I had the feeling that everything was going to change - i was thinking it was more a personal and professional kind of change, like something will open up and music will take off and there will be positive and productive change... I did not realise that when I came back from my trip that I broke the world - but apparently that was the big change that was coming...both laugh

...so, sorry about that, everybody!

Well, it sounds like a whole lot of fun!

As I recall, I was supposed to have a vist with you as well, but you were under the weather at the time

Sadly, I was - still trying to get over profound pneumonia at the time: possibly Covid, I never did find out, and I still have no idea...so I may be a zombie holocaust survivor, or not...

How's your appetite for brains?

laughs Waning! So, you're also working on a full-length album?

laughs OK, so we're in a good place now! Yes, during the recording of this EP and a lot of work around it, I've been writing new songs for a new full-length album that is going to be a lot of fun. It will take off kind of where Howls In The Forest At Dusk left off, in feeling, but I think there will be a little more influence of acoustic black metal and acoustic death metal and acoustic doom metal that will be a little more prominent than have been heard previously in Forever Autumn releases. The influences have always been there but, as time goes on - and we've been doing this for, like, twenty years! - it's becoming more...

I had a good word for it, but it's gone. I'm just making hand gestures now!



Holistic...?

Yeah, that sounds good. But, working on the new album, and I'm hoping to start recording soon, there is a chance that Aaron will help me out with a little bit again. We were talking about that, but I don't want to say anything's for certain because we don't know - we were having a great time on the EP, so it might be a lot of fun!

I have a couple of songs lined up, using balalaikas and kind of death metal acoustic strumming, screaming and howling, all sorts of Forever Autumn things that people have hopefully come to expect.

Whereabouts are you with overall progress, do you think?

With that, I'm still in the beginning writing stages. There are some that I'd like to start working on recording a little bit, but I'm also working on some percussion for some tracks for Sidetrack Walker. I don't know if anyone's heard of them, but i was asked to do some percussion and it's going to be really awesome. So I'm recording various drums, and bells, and slamming of things, which should be fun...and then I can start recording the new album.

Well, it never hurts to put in a bit of a plug for a friend...

Yeah, that's why I put it in there. It never hurts to name-drop, he'll appreciate that!

So, for the benefit of those who might not know, Sidetrack Walker is Dominik Sonders - long time doom-metal.com contributor. It's his solo project - I don't know exactly how I'd classify it: a bit of everything, funnelled into a kind of piano-based singer-songwriter frame...?

Yeah. I know it's good, I know I enjoy it, he and I are good friends too, so it's good to support him, and he always comes up with something new, different and really fun.

So, would you say there's been some upsides to this period, in terms of reaching some more collaborative working?

Surprisingly, yes: I was just ruminating on this yesterday, in as terrible as this past year has been, I have been really busy producing new work and collaborating with other people and defeating a whole list of various video games that I never defeated before. We can't perform, I can't show my work in any gallery settings and we can't really have band practice, or go any places, but at least it's been a good creative time and I guess I'm kind of thankful to have had that time to have been able to produce some meaningful work. And now I get to share it with everybody!

Forever Autumn - 'Solo Covid Performance' (Official, 2020):


I would also say that, albeit over a video screen, I've actually "met" a lot more people over this past year...

I'm glad you brought that up, because I have also noticed that I've been in communication with more friends through the underground, with friends internationally, mostly through electronic means like this - speaking on the video phone, exchanging e-mails and messages and things like that. Whereas my friend who lives just on the other side of the hill, I unfortunately don't really talk with her, communicate with her. So this weird kind of disconnect has built between the localised people I would normally spend time with and the international "legion of doom", so to speak! It's been really good to make better friends with these people and I'm thankful for it.

Cool, and I think we've more or less got up to date, is there anything that I've missed out?

Well, about the vinyl edition - now that I've made it, I am going to keep making CDs and digital releases, but now that I've got the taste of vinyl I do need to keep it, and I do intend for the next full-length album to be released on vinyl as well.

Do you have any plans to re-release the previous two albums on vinyl?

I have not planned it: I don't know! I guess I'd have to check the length and see if it would fit. I don't want to make a double LP with only three sides - I bought one of those once from a band and I listened to the entire fourth side and there was nothing there, and I was terribly disappointed! laughs - and I don't want anyone to listen to my work like that, but I don't want to add any filler, either.So I'd really have to go back and check the logistics of those things.

I would like to revisit some of the very early Forever Autumn recordings that have been lost to time and gremlins and things - the old demo tapes that I was making on my analogue 4-track in my parents' basement at the time. Those got out all over everywhere, but they're so hard to find that I'd like to revisit them from a contemporary Forever Autumn standpoint, using what I know and feel now, using my dynamic range of instruments and howls and things like that. It would be interesting and rewarding for me to see how that turns out. I want to do it partially between working on new material, so there's no real date for when that could be produced or released, but it would be cool to see it from a brand-new place I think it was 2000, or 2001, that those were first made, so it's been a long time.

It certainly has - you were one of the very early band entries on our site.

Yes, I think I've said before that I still remember the old format, and that was a lot of fun. I'm still excited to be on doom-metal.com and work with everybody on various projects like the tribute album, and the interviews and reviews, and just keeping my nose to the wind on what's happening...it's been a great honour, and you guys have always have been super-supportive, and I really appreciate that.

Well thank you!

And we've become really good friends too...I don't know if I should mention that because now people will know, and then it's kinda less neutral in the interview. laughs We can edit that out, maybe!

I think I'd leave it in, to be honest - it's true, and there's no harm in being open. It's a nice human touch!

OK. I do like to put those in there sometimes...

So I suppose, looking to the future, you're pretty much doing as much as you can, under the circumstances.

Yes, I am. I'm looking forward to the day I can perform again, but I'm also having a great time creating a lot of work. And I'm hoping that when we can perform again, there'll be more merch to sell, more songs to play, hopefully more venues and a little more travel than we're used to. I know there are people all over the world that do enjoy Forever Autumn and I would love to be able to deliver the intimacy and the shamanic mysticism of a live performance firsthand to these people.

Forever Autumn - 'Mournyng Sunn' (Live, 2016):


Do you think that might work as on online event?

I don't know. I don't know how to do that, for one, but I don't think it would get the feeling across as well, and I don't really know where we would do that! However, as a digression, I had an idea last year - we have a State Park nearby, called Wahconah Falls, it's this big waterfall, with an old Native American legend to it. We used to go and swim there, and things like that. The idea was, and I'd probably need to get a special State permit, and maybe a generator, but I would like to have a September or October performance down on the rocks, with the waterfall as backdrop, and people can come and sit on the riverbanks. We could have maybe a two-hour performance, no need to charge admission, donations welcome, please buy my merch - and that I would like to film, or stream, if possible, and release it online so people can see in that way what Forever Autumn is, in a sense. Rather than just finding a corner of a room, I'd like to go bigger. Go big or go home! Sun's out, guns out! And a whole bunch of other stuff! laughs

Sounds like a great plan!

And can I just add something else?

Certainly, fire away.

Since Aaron has a part on Hail The Forest Dark, the EP, I feel like this release is going to garner more attention than any previous Forever Autumn release has, and I'm both excited and a little terrified about that, but I'm also really looking forward to it and I hope this helps get the music to the people that need to hear it, and the people who would benefit form Forever Autumn in their lives and dreams. And I'm grateful to Aaron for lending his expertise, and superstardom, to help little old me!

"At this point we originally wound up the interview, but, given that events overtook its translation into the written word, and both the vinyl of "Howls In The Forest At Dusk" and the promotional digital copies of 'Hail the Forest Dark'" had started to circulate, it seemed only reasonable to append this brief end-of-May catch-up to complete the picture."

OK, so thanks to my abysmally slow transcription skills, it has been a good couple of months since we started this, so I guess the question is: what's the latest? How far have you come since then?

Well, we have come pretty far since then - everything is out of my hands now! All the logistical parts, and the artwork, and the recordings and the masterings and everything involved is all done. We're just waiting on the vinyl to be pressed right now, which is a few months' process - and as you know, the CDs have come in the mail and are squirelled away, waiting for September, for the release date. I am hoping to do a cassette tape release too, and I'm trying to get some input and research back on that. Maybe a run of 50, or something, because it's not a very good lucrative investment but it definitely has a cool factor and I'd love to see my work on a proper tape.

So, we've come pretty far, and we're doing all the PR and promotional ridiculousness now and I'm trying my best to stay off of social media, which is tough!

And are you enjoying the process? How do you get on with interviews, generally?

I like interviews! That's probably something I should have mentioned in the previous question: there have been a bunch of interviews and reviews and things coming in early in the PR campaign, which is great. I enjoy interviews, I like answering questions about my work, and talking about it and it helps me examine it in some ways I may not have seen before. I really like when the questions in the interviews are really thought about, really researched, and really good questions that make me think critically about some of the things I've done, or influences that I didn't know I had, and things like that.


(Photo: BellaVendetta).


And how do you feel about the reviews? All the ones I've seen have been in Black Metal publications, I think exclusively so - how does it feel to be reviewed in a different genre to your usual work?

It's exciting, it's something that gives you that weird little grin that you can't hold back. And it's a little weird, because I'm not used to it, but it is a scene that I've wanted to tap into for a long time. It's interesting, and it's fun, and it's nice to get the coverage from a different scene and a different genre, and to know that - so far - all the reviews have been really good and knowing that I've been able to accomplish what I set out to do, knowing that it's been received well: it's kind of a validation for something that I don't usually do, but have done a good job there.

And do you think that might be a prominent strand of your work, going forward?

I think so. I expect more of a black metal influence when I get back to more traditional Forever Autumn. I think a lot of the fast riffs and so on will appear on my acoustic guitar, and I have always used a lot of fun black metal screams and I do hope to use more, so there will be a melding of doom and black metal and the variety that makes up Forever Autumn to begin with. I think it'll be really cool, and I hope people will dig it!

Well, it looks like you've had a pretty good reception so far, by any standards!

Yeah - so far, so good, it's exciting...black and doom metal and various things like that have always been an important part and influence to Forever Autumn, albeit just more subtle in previous works, and by proving to myself with this EP that I was able to do black metal well I believe the black and the doom that's always been subliminal will become a little more forward than it has been. So it'll be a lot easier for people to hear the black and the doom influences that have always been stitched in with invisible thread, but now will be something more visual...so maybe it will be a change of direction, without really knowing it. Thanks for asking the question!

To me it has always been really essential to my work that these things are in there, but I know people have had a hard time in the doom scene and stuff really seeing the doom in Forever Autumn. Some of them say it might only be in the vocals and some of them get it, but I think by bringing it forward more, more people will be able to identify with it and really see it in there than they had previously.

OK, then - thanks for giving up your morning, and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the day.

Thanks for taking some time to hang out with me! Talk to you later, Mike.


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Interviewed on 2021-08-02 by Mike Liassides.
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