RYL: With the release of your new album “ There is Nothing Wrong With Me”; lyrically speaking, what does it represents for you? How was the reaction of your fans on the new songs?
MAJOR LEAGUE: This record lyrically is splitting me open and pouring my guts on the table. If you hate the lyrics, you hate me and we’ll never get along.
So far the reaction has been beautiful and humbling to say the least. We’re overwhelmed.
RYL: Among the new songs released is “Recovery”….What inspired its lyrics?
MAJOR LEAGUE: One of my childhood best friends, who had been in a bad wake for a long time – fell into a coma for three weeks after a bad accident involving drugs and alcohol.
I don’t think anyone in our little circle of friends really understood the severity of his addiction until that moment. It’s just my way of letting him know he’s never alone.
RYL: Is there a common meaning between all the songs of the album?
MAJOR LEAGUE: Yeah I think the theme is over all that regardless of what you go through, good or bad – you’re still here. The album name I think fully sums up the record 110%. There’s Nothing Wrong With Me.
RYL: Do you remember how you wrote “Kaleidoscope”?
MAJOR LEAGUE: Yeah, While recording (producer) Will Yip was like “why don’t we change the lyrics of each chorus and let it evolve through the story”.
It was a total ‘I could’ve had a V8’ moment of like, why didn’t I think of that. The song is about all the firsts in my life growing up and looking back and not realizing, I was living in the good old days, I just didn’t know it.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics of your songs?
MAJOR LEAGUE: I write a lot. Anything on my mind I just write it down. I’ve filled books with just random thoughts. So when it comes to lyrics I just let the instrumentals lay the tone of the song, understand how it makes me feel and then a from there I just write based on the vibes it gives off.
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
MAJOR LEAGUE: I’m not really sure. I don’t really write and say “damn that’s sick” haha.
But I think an important stand out verse to me is in Montreal, which is the most personal piece of music I’ve ever done.
The lines “Like Jesus Christ, I’m back from the dead – Crucified over and over again.” That just felt like it summed up for me what it feels like living daily with depression.
RYL: What inspired “Pillow Talk”?
MAJOR LEAGUE: Lyrically it all came together in the studio as I was going through a very difficult break up. We had spent three years together – the best three years of my life and it was just my plea to stay.
RYL: Let’s go back to the album “The Truth Is,…”,the song “From States Away” is our favorite, what is the meaning behind its lyrics?
MAJOR LEAGUE: All the guys in the band were in relationships at the time and we were touring extensively to try and break into this world a little more. So we were on the road 10 months out of the year, completely broke. It wore on all of our relationships so it was a little ode to the people in our lives that we had grown so apart from.
RYL: You will be touring very soon? tell us more about it…..
MAJOR LEAGUE: We’re currently on The Honeymoon Tour with PVRIS, Tonight Alive and Mayday Parade, then we head out in January with My Iron Lung, Hands Like Houses, Beartooth and Silverstein.
RYL: Which is the greatest show you ever did?
MAJOR LEAGUE: Probably on this tour, we played Long Island. Something about that show changed me. It was amazing.
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