Birmingham/London dream-pop group JAWS are making another leap forward, battling with the ups and downs of growing up, with third album ‘The Ceiling’. Frontman Connor Schofield tells us more.
Hey Connor, how have you all been since ‘Simplicity’, any major life changes?
Real life has been thrown at us all since the last record, good and bad but we grow from our experiences, and hopefully, some of that comes across on the new record. Band wise, since ‘Simplicity’ we’ve noticed the live show is now bigger and a lot more fun. When you all work jobs etc. you almost forget that people are into your band. I think people think you do this 24/7, but when you’re balancing real life stuff, it’s not like that at all, so when you turn up to towns you’ve never been too, and there are 600 people singing every word and going crazy it’s a bit mind-blowing. It’s what keeps us going.
Was the process of putting the new album together a bit more challenging than usual for being split across Birmingham and London?
Yes and no, we had more free time to write, but we had less time to play songs together in a room, so it’s 50/50 but I think we got there in the end. We’re happy with everything and are all real proud of it and how it’s sounding.
You’ve said ‘The Ceiling’ is largely about feeling lost, were you having a difficult time of it going into the release?
I guess so; I think being in your mid-20s in 2019 is maybe more difficult to past generations, that or everything gets real quickly. Either way, I think sometimes when you’re not on a set path or 100% sure where you’re going you can feel lost, especially in the social media era being constantly force-fed things and comparing yourself to other people. But whatever, we have a new record out, we know what we’re doing for the next year or so now, it’s all good.