James' words follow his previous comments that Biffy's Rich Costey-produced new LP is “a work in progress and quite an overyielding beast at the moment, but we’ll get it into shape over the next few months. I mean, to be honest, Balance, Not Symmetry ended up being not particularly cinematic. To me, it was more like an album made by a bunch of different bands. There’s a lot of rock songs, verses and choruses on there. It’s probably the least soundtrack-y soundtrack album that has ever been made.
“But, it’s definitely a lot more rocking on this album. It’s definitely a lot more rocking than Ellipsis was.”
Frontman Simon Neil also recently told NME of its potential sound and feel: “Our next album will be a reaction to the acoustic album, it’s going to be like a tight fist. We went on tour for the unplugged record we made, I’ve played a lot of acoustic guitar the past year so I’m ready to plug in and make a racket.”
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