Faith No More Members Working on New Music
Will there ever be another Faith No More album, or was 2015’s reunion release, Sol Invictus, the band’s actual swan song? Singer Mike Patton has made it sound as though that might be the case… but in a new interview with Chandler Sorrells (video at the bottom of this post), keyboardist Roddy Bottum revealed that he’s been working with bassist Billy Gould and drummer Mike Bordin on new music, albeit “periodically”:
“The last record was a real struggle to make. It felt really good and it was a really great exercise in taking us and our inner family creative process to the next level. It was a place that we kind of needed to go to make ‘Sol Invictus’. We had spent a lot of time sort of coming back together and getting to know each other again and making music again and playing old songs, and then it kind of reached a point where it felt kind of dirty to just do what we were doing, just these shows of old songs. So we took it to the next level and that felt really good. I think we all walked away from that, even though it was like a really hard process to get through that record, I think we walked away from it with really positive and optimistic sort of perspectives.
“I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. What we do is a really special, unique thing that we kind of share, especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy… we were super young, we were like 18, 19 years old, when we started making music, so we kind of get in the room and we have a language that speaks really loud and really clear, at least to the three of us. I mean, where it goes is questionable, but we have sort of a language that’s kind of undeniable in a really sort of family sense. And I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us wanna turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do. So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to get together and make new sounds and just have a dialogue about prospects and songs and where we go in the future.”
What’s interesting about this is that back in 2014, Gould said that Patton and Bottum were the members of the band who were the most resistant to making a new album. So if Bottum is involved at the proverbial ground level this time… that’s a good sign, right?