Bruce Soord Admits: I Upset Pineapple Thief Fans
Bruce Soord admits the contrasting music he creates with The Pineapple Thief “drives the fans mad.”
And he says there’s a struggle connected with the band’s increasing popularity.
They’re riding high with acclaimed new album All The Wars – but that acclaim comes at a price.
Soord tells DPRP: “We’re certainly selling more units, which is great – but with this comes more hype and more expectation. That means more pressure.
“More people are writing about us now and subsequently there are a large number of TPT ‘haters’ out there. All The Wars has polarised online bloggers too. Some comments I have seen have been extremely vitriolic.”
But he adds: “I really don’t mind. As soon as I decided to release music, I knew I had to accept people have every right to hate it. But that’s not to say it doesn’t hurt – I’m a sensitive soul who should learn not to Google.”
Soord says that even those who have decided to support the band sometimes find themselves unhappy with what he writes.
“Sometimes I want to write the heaviest TPT track ever,” he reflects. “The next day I might feel calmer and want a softer approach. It drives the fans mad – we have fans who love our softer side so hate it when we go hard, and vice versa.
“There’s a core in the middle who share my musical tastes because the like both halves. I have no idea how many are in each camp, though.”
Continuing in that vein, Soors says: “I want to do a really soft, dreamy acoustic album. I also want to do a really aggressive, noisy, industrial album.”
He jokes that perhaps The Pineapple Thief’s tenth release might be a pop record. “I could certainly try,” he says. “I’ve always felt I had a knack for a hook. TPT10 can be a 15-track, 40-minute pop album!”
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