Mike Ness on the direction of new Social Distortion album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently spoke to The Salt Lake Tribute about the music direction of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to be released next year. He states:

“I’m gonna shoot for 2016. I can’t guarantee it — here we are not ending this tour until the end of this year. I have a lot of ideas, but as far as the direction goes, it’s not clear to me yet. It could go in any direction. I wanna make sure that it’s authentic. Every record we do, I try to go in with the mindset of outdoing the last one. And the last one, personally, is one of my favorites. But I want the record to be different. So I don’t know. I want continuity, but I don’t know. Like I said, revisiting these songs has been very interesting, because they’ve stood the test of time, and there’s something about them — the simplicity and the honesty — that I need to pay attention to.”

The new Social D record will be the band’s first album since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Starting this weekend, the band will embark on a U.S. tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their 1990 classic self-titled album.


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