CONVERGE: JACOB BANNON BREAKS DOWN THE DUSK IN US

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    POSTED 17 Nov 2017



    The Dusk In Us is the critically acclaimed ninth studio album from legendary hardcore outfit, Converge and, for pretty much everyone concerned, a welcome return from their 5-year album hiatus. 

    Now a father in his forties, Converge songwriter and frontman, Jacob Bannon sat down with the folk at Pitchfork to take fans behind the album's tortured lyrics, track by track.

     

     

    A SINGLE TEAR

    Pitchfork: This song seems to be about fatherhood with a lyric like, “I knew I had to survive when I held you for the first time.”

    Bannon: It’s about a much larger idea than just kids, per se: The maturation through fatherhood and gaining a sense of purpose. Fatherhood gave me a different perspective in terms of what guides me in life. It creates a whole new narrative.

    Pitchfork: How would you describe that change in perspective?

    Bannon: I started this band when I was 12 or 13, so it’s been a major part of my life as a creative outlet since I was a kid. There’s a bit of a Peter Pan syndrome that happens with anybody within the music and art community who finds their form of expression when they’re relatively young—I don’t say that in a negative way, but it preserves your youth. I’m just like anybody else. I’m an emotional person but I’m also a guarded person. I’m not outwardly emotional aside from when I am making harder music. I work out a lot of my emotional complexities through expressing myself that way. So the concept of “A Single Tear” was quite a real thing: “A single teardrop fell.” Not an emotional outpouring, but a single tear.

     

    EYE OF THE QUARREL 

    UNDER DURESS

     

    Check out the full interview now over at Pitchfork.com 

    And listen to The Dusk In Us below...  

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The Dusk In Us is the critically acclaimed ninth studio album from legendary hardcore outfit, Converge and, for pretty much everyone concerned, a welcome return from their 5-year album hiatus. 

Now a father in his forties, Converge songwriter and frontman, Jacob Bannon sat down with the folk at Pitchfork to take fans behind the album's tortured lyrics, track by track.

 

 

A SINGLE TEAR

Pitchfork: This song seems to be about fatherhood with a lyric like, “I knew I had to survive when I held you for the first time.”

Bannon: It’s about a much larger idea than just kids, per se: The maturation through fatherhood and gaining a sense of purpose. Fatherhood gave me a different perspective in terms of what guides me in life. It creates a whole new narrative.

Pitchfork: How would you describe that change in perspective?

Bannon: I started this band when I was 12 or 13, so it’s been a major part of my life as a creative outlet since I was a kid. There’s a bit of a Peter Pan syndrome that happens with anybody within the music and art community who finds their form of expression when they’re relatively young—I don’t say that in a negative way, but it preserves your youth. I’m just like anybody else. I’m an emotional person but I’m also a guarded person. I’m not outwardly emotional aside from when I am making harder music. I work out a lot of my emotional complexities through expressing myself that way. So the concept of “A Single Tear” was quite a real thing: “A single teardrop fell.” Not an emotional outpouring, but a single tear.

 

EYE OF THE QUARREL 

UNDER DURESS

 

Check out the full interview now over at Pitchfork.com 

And listen to The Dusk In Us below...  

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