The fact that I’m only looking after myself means that I can record at my own pace,” he tells me. “I tend to get really bored really quick, and over the years I’ve realized that one of my strengths is approaching things in a really fresh manner – almost like a little kid would. Little kids play for a while, then they’re over it, they’re done, move onto something else. It’s a lot more enjoyable for me to record like that. I think that’s why it’s taken me a couple of years to make this record. At this point, I’d rather have 10 records that I enjoyed myself making, that nobody liked, than two records that everyone liked and I absolutely fucking hated making.Check out the full interview here and look for a new Jason Lytle record this summer.
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