The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada Eyeing Fall 2019 Release For “Less Riffy” New Album


The Devil Wears Prada have been writing new material for their next album in recent weeks and are plotting a tentative November release through Solid State Records for the outing. Speaking with Heavy New York in the below video interview, the band’s vocalist Mike Hranica commented:

“We’re still in the planning stages as far as a hundred percent locking in studio time, although it’s looking like late March, April-ish or something. And hopefully a record [in] November. I would love November… that’s what I’m kind of aiming at… but we also don’t wanna rush it and compromise the roll-out process. Especially because we’re trying to do something very different this time around and put out a record people haven’t heard.

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When we first started writing, Kyle and Jon had almost 30 songs put together and they listened to them and they were, like, ‘This just sounds like ‘Transit Blues Part 2′.’ So we were, like, ‘We’re not doing that.’ We look back on ‘Transit Blues‘ pretty fondly. We would definitely change a number of things if we could, but there’s no point in redoing it.

For this record, the goal was to write 20 songs, which is way more than we usually do… we usually write 13 songs or 12 songs and those songs make the record. So we’re putting together a bunch of them and then we’ll sit down and look at them and say, ‘What didn’t make the cut?’ So, it’ll be interesting. There will be friction, but all for the better and hopefully a better, different record than what folks have heard.”

In a separate interview with HM, Hranica further elaborated on what to expect from the album, describing it as “moody” before conceding “It’s less riffy, which I know a lot of people will be bummed out about.”

He also dove in deeper on the band’s current creative process, which has seen them scrap a lot of ideas that sounded too similar to their past output. Regarding that, he offered:

“I know it’s repetitive and threadbare for an artist to say that, but (the new album) is different. It always felt like catharsis is wasted when you write a song or something and then you say it’s not good enough. It’s like, well, why would I have tried to make the song then?

But, for a better album, I’ve reformed my thoughts and reprogrammed how I think about those prior preoccupations and putting myself in a place that’s just totally different as of 13 years. Hopefully, that makes a record that people aren’t like, “Oh, Prada again.”

According to Hranica both guitarist Kyle Sipress and keyboardist Jon Gerring have been spearheading the writing sessions for the album at this stage with Gerring also tapped to produce the effort.

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