Lullaby The Storm

LTSWe recently had the chance to send a few questions out to Lullaby The Storm to give us some insight on current events, as well as what brought Scott Gross from From Autumn To Ashes to Lullaby The Storm. A very special thanks to Scott for taking the time to answer our questions.

RRR: First off, thank you so much for taking the time to answer a few of our questions. For anyone not familiar with any of your work, please explain what your time with From Autumn To Ashes was like, and what eventually brought you to form Lullaby The Storm.

Scott Gross: For me From Autumn To Ashes was like a lifetime of education in music. I learned everything about touring, all the rules, all the little things you need to know how to survive, all the business standards, the recording world. FATA was such a great learning experience, until the point where it really wasn't fun anymore. Then it was just a job. The reason I arrived at Lullaby The Storm was after being hit by a car at an alarming speed, and being rendered in a coma, upon waking up I found myself having so much fresh and exciting inspiration musically and lyrically that I just began to write music without regard. Because of the terrible condition I was in it was more appropriate for me to be playing an acoustic guitar so from there I called an old piano playing friend named Jeff Gillson and thus began the beginning stepping stones towards the Lullaby.

RRR: Having entered the studio at the beginning of the month, how well would you say the recording process is going? What was your mindset upon entering the studio?

SG: This is actually an interesting studio and you're probably the first place hearing it. I was becoming increasingly unhappy with Kia's (vocalist) performance, mainly production wise and the way he was handling himself in this situation. After a couple of incidents it was just visibly apparent that this band would become way further accomplished with a different singer, so I brought on an immediate replacement, Mari-Elaini, to take over the lead vocal position. We're all extremely excited about this chance considering a female vocal is what was the original intention for this project. So we're immediately back getting Mari acquainted with the music and don't plan on missing a step in the progress.

RRR: It's known that this is a concept album, obviously the concept will be understood individually be each person that really listens to the record. But conceptually is there anything that comes across universally that you would like to share?

SG: I mean, the concept is very apparent. I've talked about it in every interview I've done from day one. Whether or not individuals learn different lessons from that concept is wonderful and completely up to them, but as far as the concept intended, all I have to say really is ....CRASH.

RRR: Besides this being an outlet for your pain/etc, do you have any other notable influences you would like to mention?

SG: Influences music wise I've been known to note are Jack's Mannequin and Elliot Smith...although now you have to think of them with a female singer hahah. So this is pretty interesting.

RRR: How much has your time with From Autumn To Ashes influenced anything you do related to Lullaby The Storm? Is there any relationship between the musical styles that you have created with From Autumn to ashes that will carry on through Lullaby The Storm?

SG: I'm sure that subconsciously FATA will always in some way poke through in everything I write. Like i mentioned before, it was so huge building block in my musical foundation, that i think it's always going to be a melting pot that I will dip back into. The tie in with Lullaby the Storm can now be seen in songs like "Short Stories" or "Autumn's Monologue" where you have the acoustic guitars and the female vocals, only now I've built upon that so much more in some cases with a full band, with pianos, keyboards, string sections, organs, it's just very detailed.

RRR: It's said that 'all you want is that cure' when referring to attempting to sleep with this pain post-accident. Have you found any remedies for the situation you are in?

SG: Unfortunately there are no remedies. The injuries I suffered, especially with regards to my leg were so severe, that the doctors don't know if it will ever resolve itself. It's pain that I never knew was possible. It's not a matter of medication, and the doctor's can't operate anymore, out of fear of actually making this condition permanent. So I'm at a point where I have to hope that my body does what the body is capable of doing, and finds a way to heal itself. It's pure misery.

RRR: Your lyrics have a sombering and a relatable realism effect to them, obviously it can be related to the crash, but I'm wondering if you have a message strictly from the lyrical content you would like to relay?

SG: Well, I mean obviously for this record it's just all about the story. The lyrics here are as true to form and emotion as I think I've ever reached in comparison to writing for FATA. These just seemed to pour out of an open wound. This was finally real to me, I didn't have to think. This record is my audio diary of the worst days of my life.

RRR: You obviously are working on a much different side feel of music than From Autumn To Ashes in this project. Do you have preferences, what are your thoughts on the progression?

SG: This project doesn't have any single piece of output that will remind anyone of FATA. There is no FATA in this project. I've closed that chapter, like I said, it's in me, it will always influence me, but this is an acoustic/rock record and not a hardcore/metal record. They really shouldn't even be talked about in the same sentence.

RRR: Obviously your short term goal is this record for now, but what do you have planned for the future?

SG: As soon as I'm healthy enough you'll find me on a stage again, in a tour bus again, making myself famous again, re-living the dream again. After all this suffering, I feel I deserve some redemption.

Interview by Shawn Flanagan

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