A PERFECT CIRCLE's New Album Will Be "A More DEPECHE MODE, Electronic, and Dance-y" One
A Perfect Circle will be releasing its first new album since 2004's eMOTIVe hopefully this November, and we've already heard two tracks from the effort – "Feathers" and "Hourglass." The material certainly sounds different than A Perfect Circle's previous efforts all those years ago, and it's not just those singles that differentiate themselves.
According to guitarist Billy Howerdel in an interview with AJC, the new album will be a fairly large departure from its predecessors, and will be pretty electronic.
Of the material he’s been developing, Howerdel said it’s a big departure from the first record and is influenced by a more Depeche Mode, electronic and “dance-y” sound like material from the late ’70s and ’80s.
Three songs that Howerdel considers some of the better ones he’s written are in the pile, but he isn’t sure if they’d fit more with his solo work with Ashes Divide or A Perfect Circle. Part of that will depend on where singer and band co-founder Maynard James Keenan is.
It'll be interesting to hear where they go with it, and ultimately it makes sense that this album is going to be so different. It's been 13 years since eMOTiVe, and I'm sure the band's taste in music and what it wants to achieve with its art has changed quite a bit since then.