Pat Seals is the bassist for the rock band Flyleaf. The group has a new album out titled “New Horizons” and Media Mikes had the chance to talk with Pat recently about the album and the group’s tour plans.
Adam Lawton: Can you tell us about the recent change in singers? and what it will be like performing the new album with a different singer than it was recorded with?
Pat Seals: Kristen May has taken over the singing duties for Lacey Sturm who recently stepped down. Kristen played in the band Vedera prior to joining us and she has a really powerful voice. As far as performing the new material with Kristen it hasn’t been too different. There have been a few little things that are different but nothing major.
AL: What can you tell us about the band’s new album “New Horizons”?
PS: We had the great pleasure to work with producer Howard Benson again. This is I think our 3rd album with him and it is probably are best one yet. It has a really polished sound which I think fans will be in to.
AL: Can you tell us about the first single “New Horizon” and will there be a video to accompany it?
PS: That song is pretty heavy and has a great vibe to it. I think fans right off the bat are going to really like it and connect to it. The video for the song was just released and is a performance video that showcases the band. I think it turned out pretty cool.
AL: What type of approach does the band take to writing?
PS: Generally we set aside time when we are not on the road to work on songs. I know there are some bands that huddle in to the back of the bus to work but that’s not usually how we do things. We did quite a bit of pre-production on this latest album.
AL: What are the bands tour plans for this album?
PS: We are rehearsing as we speak. The band is really looking forward to getting out there and playing shows for our fans. We are currently looking at several different tour packages but nothing has been confirmed so I can’t really say anything more than that just yet.