As their album 8 approaches, due for release on April 21, Incubus have been hitting the promo tour hard to get fans hyped for the new project. One of the more exciting aspects of the album is the fact that Skrillex will have a hand in the production of at least one song.
In a recent interview with Yahoo, Incubus frontman and vocalist Brandon Boyd talked about what it was like to be in the studio with Skrillex.
“Skrillex mixed it and cued it and sprinkled his magical alien dust on it, as he does so effortlessly,” Boyd says. “It was so much fun being around him. He came to the studio just to listen to some songs; we were finishing some mixes and Sonny [Skrillex] is in the room and he very nonchalantly was like, ‘What’s the name of that song right there?’ Then he looks at Dave [Massey, from the label] and he goes, ‘Would it be weird if I took the stems in the other room and just f***ed around with that?’ We look at Dave, like, ‘Give him the stems!’”
Although Boyd and Skrillex are friends, the Incubus frontman was still blown away by what Skrillex did with “Familiar Faces.” “He went in a separate studio for an hour and a half, two hours tops, and I went down there and I was like, ‘What the f***? How do you work so fast?’” Boyd says in amazement. “It seems to be the ethos. He obviously has a pretty massive work ethic, but it looks like he is really enjoying himself the whole time. So I’m not surprised he’s as prolific as he is, because you mix an amazing work ethic with that kind of ‘I’m gonna do it ‘cause it’s fun’ thing, and then you’re Sonny.”
So far, only one single from the album has been released. Listen to “Nimble Bastard” below. Read the whole interview with Boyd on Yahoo.
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