Architects front man Sam Carter has discussed in a recent interview some of the criticism that the band has received over the change of sound on their new album "The Here And Now".
"It kind of gets to me a bit more than everyone else. It does wind me up. I was brought up with the saying, “if you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. I think a lot of people just open their mouths and say stuff blindly or to agree with others. Hollow Crown was a very important record for people as it was a time and a place for certain kids. But at the end of the day, people need to realize that we don’t belong to them. We are the guys that are writing material and we’re the ones that have to play it while touring. It’s better to be true to yourself and write something you truly love and want to play for the next few years than to do something just to gain success.
While recording, we were a bit worried about the idea we might be alienating our fans but experimenting and never limiting ourselves to boundaries is exciting. I don’t think enough bands do what they want. So many of them are interested in being big and impressing people and it seems like they’ve kind of lost the spark. If we did Hollow Crown Part II, we would have let ourselves down because we think it’s important to progress as musicians."
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"The Here And Now" is in stores now through Century Media Records.