Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Talks Working With Brendan O’Brien

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In a new interview with AMNetwork, Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd discussed working with music producer Brendan O’Brien for his solo act “Sons of the Sea”. Here are some excerpts:

“It’s one of those things that I didn’t really know what it was going to be. The intention is for it to be a very kind of open-ended musical project. The album part of it was very much a collaborative effort with [producer] Brendan O’Brien. The two of us kind of, in private, got to go sort of nuts in the studio and come up with this sort of oddball pop.”

Boyd also said the following regarding the collaboration with O’Brien

“I had a ton of musical and lyrical ideas that I brought in. And then Brendan would sit with a guitar or a keyboard and kind of create music around it. Then there were moments where we’d meet up and he’d say, “I wrote this thing on the piano last night” — case in point, the song “Space and Time.” It immediately sparked these musical ideas and melodic ideas. That’s how you know when something is going well, when you hear it the first time and ideas start to arrive.”

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  • Michael Dolce

    Thanks for mentioning my article :) Brandon was a pleasure to talk with and Sons of the Sea came out really good!

    Just one note: it’s AM New York 😉