The Besnard Lakes
The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse
Did you have a vision of the songs being these huge, orchestral creations from the get-go? How much of a conscious decision was it to create this big sound? Singer Jace Lasek: No, not at all, it totally happened by luck. Our keyboard player Nicky Lizťe is a composer, thatís pretty much how she makes her living. I gave her a CD with two songs on it and she ended up writing parts for both songs and the whole thing completely transformed into something else. At that point I was like, "fuck this, Iím going to start writing with that in mindĒ and we all started collaborating. The way she writes is perfect for the band ó itís kind of creepy and weird. Having her on board really helped take the record to the next level.
Do you have any expectations for how the record will be received? I never have any expectations; the fact that itís even getting released is great. Of course I care if people like it but I am proud to have made something that is maybe fresh sounding that doesnít fall into a category of "the new, hip thing.Ē Thereís nothing thatís really hip about this record at all. Itís just a bunch of songs that we spent a lot of time and effort making. (Jagjaguwar/Outside)
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