Thankfully, here’s something that’s on a much lighter note than most of the recent news i’ve posted. Earlier today Ben sat down and gave an interview with the folks over at The Huffington Post. In the interview he discusses his personal favorite track off Codes and Keys (btw, what’s your favorite track?), and also advice for up-and-coming bands. Ben spills to us what he told a “new band” that Death Cab are on tour with (presumably Frightened Rabbit) when they came asking him for advice. He says:
“I was like, “Listen. You’re a great songwriter. You’re going to be a great songwriter if you can make your rent playing music. It’s not going to go away because you no longer have to work minimum wage jobs so that you buy guitar strings. It’s not going to go away.” I think that we’ve bought into this myth about the “starving artist” to such an extent that people question their own creativity at times. That’s just kind of unfortunate.”
Well said, Ben. Read the whole thing here.