-INK Toronto (via fuckyeahempires)
tbh imo it’s not that awkward? he’s not saying ryan was BAD, he’s saying different people play differently and that will make you look at what you’re playing differently, and when you’re set in a routine that can be really enjoyable; they talk that way about their bassists too.
that’s not insulting, it’s just a fact, any musician worth half their salt who has ever played in more than a duet knows it.
I spent like an hour once trying to explain to Eliana how the energy of the replacement drummer affected the song. I should have just waited for Sean to address it. Bless his heart for always trying to make the best out of every situation.
I still miss Ryan. To be fair, I haven’t heard them play with this latest drummer. But Ryan had a brutal approach that was essential with songs like Blood and Bang.
You always know the drummer is the backbone of the band,” he [Sean] added. “I’m really understanding that now, playing with other people; I’m thinking about different things when I’m hearing the song being played. Like, sometimes there’s more space than I’m used to, and it’s just opening up, it’s giving a different life that I’m really enjoying.