An interview with
The New Rock Music Icon
Jered Threatin, known to the world as simply "Threatin" is the new name in rock music that is shining bright...even though he has never been photographed wearing anything other than black.
So, Threatin...I have heard it rumored that the all black clothes and outspoken stage persona go beyond just the stage. Is it true you have never been photographed wearing a color other than black?
Threatin: "there is no stage persona. What you see on stage is who I am all the time. I can safely say I have never been photographed wearing anything other than black clothing in public or anywhere else. This is just how I've always dressed.
So it is not a character in any way?
Threatin: "No, If people think its a character, then, I guess I'm a character all the time."
Well, I am a huge fan of your new album "Breaking the World." There are so many different musical styles on it. There are moments that are lively and heavy that are reminiscent of Guns n' Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. And, other times the music seems very much akin to the Beatles and a bit of a 60's singer songwriter vibe at times. Did you set out to make a diverse record?
Threatin: Absolutely, I really wanted to open as many doors as possible. I didn't want to paint myself in a corner and create this expectation that I am going to sound one specific way all the time. Songs like "All Your Pain" and "If Need Be" were certainly written in more of a 60's singer-songwriter fashion, as you mentioned. But categorically songs like "The End of You" or "The Place Between" are quite a bit different.
Yes, I can see that. "A Memory Forgotten" was a particularly great song on this album. It seemed to have a strong classical influence.
Threatin: Yes, I wrote that song to highlight the piano. Many of the songs on the album were actually written to highlight a specific instrument. For instance, the bassline is the focal point on "The Place Between", the drum beat is the center piece of "Identity", and the piano for "A Memory Forgotten"...
That's really interesting. Your voice is the highlight for me on every song.
Threatin: Well, Thank you
At times you really sing in such a high register. It reminds me a bit of Robert Plant or Axl Rose. And, when you sing in a lower range it is somewhat similar to Kurt Cobain. I've also heard people compare your lower range voice to Liam Gallagher. You have such a diverse voice. I really am a huge fan of your voice.
Threatin: Thank you, I have heard others compare my voice to some of those artsts as well. All the vocalists you mentioned have great voices. But, respectfully - I don't think I sound too much like any of them.
I know we just got this new album from you. But, how soon can we expect another album? 2 years, 3 years, any idea?
Threatin: Actually, I've already got another release nearing completion that will be released next year. It will serve as a place holder until the next album is complete. That way fans don't have to wait two full years before hearing new music. Aside from that, I've already written a lot of material for the next record so it should be released sooner rather than later.
When will you be back on tour?
Threatin: The dates for my next tour will be released soon.
Well thank you so much for taking the time for this interview.
Threatin: No problem. Thanks.