Stone Temple Pilots

Eric Kretz On New Stone Temple Pilots Album: “This One Doesn’t Have Loud, Hard-Hitting Songs”


Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz has given some insight into the band’s already completed new album which they hope to have out in 2020. While they have yet to pick a title for it, he did go on to say that they dipped into their folk influences on the record, toying with more acoustic elements and even going so far as to include a flute solo. Speaking with Loudwire about it this past weekend, Kretz commented:

“It’s a beautiful record. It’s different in that — every record we’ve done has some really hard-hitting songs and we usually open every album with it, whereas this one doesn’t have loud, hard-hitting songs. We really tapped into an emotional side of ourselves and took it to do the whole record that way.”

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Regarding the more pronounced folk elements, he offered:

“[There’s] a wicked flute solo! It’s so cool. We kind of tapped into our love of folk music that we grew up on in the ’60s and ’70s and put some lush electric guitars on top of that sound.”

He hinted that the band are currently planning to tour on the album in a different way as well, though he didn’t provide any details about that just yet. Before that happens the group will release a super deluxe edition of their 1994 album “Purple” on October 18th.