With Dougy talking about it previously, it’s no surprise that there’s a bunch of ideas sitting online, waiting for something to happen. But when we asked Joseph for the lowdown on new tunes, he shared some news that will make fans of The Temper Trap very happy.
“We got together a couple of weeks ago, for the first time. We've had this Dropbox, but we haven't been together, so there was only so far we could take it. We spent a week, 12-hour days, just ‘Here’s all the music. What’s the list of everything like. What’s your top 10?’ And then we started working on it a bit more intensively. And it’s funny, because what’s happened from that is completely different to the songs that were there. An electronic song has become an acoustic song, and that’s just part of the thing that you can't get when you're doing it online. It’s been really valuable because we feel like we’ve got a little spark now, that we didn’t have before.”
“Also, we’re far along enough in our career to make sure we still enjoyed it. We’ve had an amazing run, and an amazing career. But I think we’re also at the point where we didn’t want to try and make music like we have done in the past – being pressured to re-create Sweet Disposition or something.”
“We’re not bitter about it or anything, that’s just the way it goes. But I think we’re at a point now where we don’t really feel that pressure anymore. Let’s just do what we love and what feels good for us. If it works, that’s really great, and if it doesn’t, that’s OK as well. Good music will only come from a place of innocence and exploration and fun – and I feel like that’s where we’re at.”