Frontman Andrew Stockdale commented on the creative process for the new album:
“Back in the early days, I’d play guitar, bass, and drums and then present the ideas to the band and we’d work on the arrangement together,” he says. “I thought it would be cool to get back to demoing ideas by myself and playing everything. It’s a good way to do things because it can make the style more cohesive.”
Stockdale wrote the album himself playing guitar and bass. For the recording sessions he brought in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (AIR, Beck, Rem) to split drum duties.
Stockdale continued to wax about the sound of Victorious:
We wanted to get back to that big sound. The album is a balance of garage-y energy and big production. It’s wild, energetic … perfect for a festival main stage.”
Victorious was tracked at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with two-time Grammy-winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Ac/Dc, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen).
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