Escape The Fate: The Road To ‘I Am Human’

Escape The Fate: The Road To ‘I Am Human’

By Eloise Bulmer

Mar 1, 2018 8:59

In the midst of promoting their new album 'I Am Human' on a UK tour, Escape The Fate vocalist Craig Mabbitt had a quick five minutes on the road to answer some questions about the upcoming release.

The band have gone through many line-up and sound changes throughout the years, and this looks to be their most accomplished record yet. Title track ‘I Am Human’ is a soaring and sentimental ballad that sees the band embracing their differences. “It encapsulates the overall mindset for the album, I’m very pleased with that song” he muses on the track. “We approached [I Am Human] differently than our last few records, and decided to make sure we were writing for ourselves and not trying to do something to appease anyone or anything specific” he continues on what this album means to them as a band.

Each track the band have released ahead of the album is in a slightly different vein than the last, going from the pop-heavy ‘Do You Love Me’, to ‘Empire’ which is full of swagger as the band invite you to hear what they get up to on a night out. Were the band apprehensive at what reaction each track would incite? “Apprehensive yes” says Craig with a pause, “at the end of the day we decided that it’s our band and we can do whatever the hell we want” he ends with a laugh. Throughout the recording, the album could have taken a very different direction than what the final record became. “The recording process was hair pulling” laughs Craig, “Robert would come in one day and want to be an acoustic emo band, then wanting to be a thrash metal band the next. We got it finished though.”

The album is due out in the spring, but the band have been giving the new songs an airing on stage. “The reaction has been phenomenal, the fans have been singing louder to these than to some of the older songs” explains Craig, whilst acknowledging that with the release of new material, deciding which songs go into the set-list is proving to be more difficult. “It’s the most difficult thing we do as a band– those discussions are so annoying!”

Soon after their UK tour, the band will be heading back stateside to shoot some music videos, and there may be a couple more track releases on the horizon before the album drops. Either way, Escape The Fate are aiming for world domination in the near future, and this is just the beginning of what they’re planning.