The lines between truth, exaggeration, and outright nonsense get blurry. But at its most ridiculous, this interview is about as plausible as a throwaway hip-hop beat tossed together on FruityLoops snowballing into 2010's unofficial party-time theme song. The synthy sparkle and hum of breakout single "Living in America" is mostly an afterthought as Dom trudges — by his own admission, way too slowly — to the next horizon. He says the new material he's working on channels George Harrison, but I'm envisioning something closer to the florescent grandiosity of Freddie Mercury.
"I just started smoking a lot of weed and playing a lot of guitar," Dom explains. "So I've gotten a lot better at guitar. Instead of writing on keyboard or rhythm guitar and then working with the leads, I'm just going into outer space, you feel me? Making galaxy-rock anthems, larger-than-life, stadium shit. It's a lot more masculine than my other stuff, but not so much that it's 'Bodies hit the floor' like Drowning Pool, if you feel me."
Indie rock artists don't write galaxy-rock anthems. Rock stars do.
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