A: Thanks for having us. We’ve been busy, but busy doing what we love, so what more could we ask for?
Q: Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Delivered”?
A: “Delivered” originally was a poem & pilot by Brian Scott Sherman with headway to rework into a song. He reached out to us during his hunt for a band to help tell his story through music. The song is about one man’s journey to find love again & show gratitude for it. We co-wrote the song with him and we couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Q: Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
A: Brian Scott Sherman’s story was the inspiration. It’s quite an experience to walk in someone else’s shoes, feel the pain they endured, re-live memories with them and share happiness together.
Q: How were you drawn to the book Lessons Learned: An Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life?
A:The book came to us. We met Brian, heard his story and the book was introduced after. So we were really drawn to brian.
Q: Was the song and visuals always inspired by the book or it happen throughout the process?
A: Most of it happened throughout the process. After getting to know Brian more and more, the dynamics changed and so did the art.
Q: How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
A: It was a lot of fun. Dalton Campbell of Tiny Desert Films recorded and edited the video. He has a wealth of filming knowledge and was great to work with. We recorded in 4 separate locations, one of which was the Artisan Hotel and Boutique. We rented out an entire floor and it was like a big party. We were building sets in some rooms, doing wardrobe and makeup in another, and getting to know everyone that came together to create this with us.
Q: The single comes off your new album Breach – what’s the story behind the title?
A: Breach is an escape (or debut), the story behind LBC has always been someone in a padded cell hushed away with too many truths to tell. Breach is another phase, an admirable, & devoted attempt at life.
Q: How was the recording and writing process?
A: Most songs we wrote the compositions in a group setting. Sometimes it can be stressful, but the end result is always worth it. When it comes to recording, we have a pretty good system. Pat Hundley has been recording us for years and we are always improving our recording relationship.
Q: Would you call this a departure from your previous musical work?
A: Departure seems flagrant. Breach is an evolution from works we’ve done before.
Q: What role does Las Vegas play in your music?
A: Well being born & raised in Vegas, I can’t escape this city of opportunity, sin, & experience from anything that’s happened to me, its incorporated as inspiring.
Q: What were some of the traumas you get to explore on this record?
A: The adolescent ones are still locked somewhere. The traumas in BREACH were experienced after ’21’ reflecting death, depression, heartbreak, violence, and our system. Living through history is a trip.
Q: Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
A: Life, as long as we keep acknowledging the experiences we gain knowledge from life. Not many people honestly & openly share what’s truly ailing them.
Q: Any plans to hit the road?
A: We are planning some dates right now in some cities across the US, but we can’t wait for festival season 2020.
Q: What else is happening next in Leather Bound Crooks’ world?