Creeper recently auctioned various items on eBay to raise money for the Black Lives Matter movement. Among them was a notepad in which frontman Will Gould had jotted his lyrics for the Southampton goth punks’ debut album Eternity, In Your Arms, which he’d read from while recording his vocals back then.
Digging out this book meant digging up the past, but also early glimpses of the future; clearly drawn on various pages was the lightning bolt motif that has come to define Creeper’s forthcoming second album, Sex, Death & The Infinite Void. Given how long the ideas for album number two had been percolating for, it’s little surprise that it’s turned out to be a dense piece of work, telling the story of the fictional town of Calvary Falls and its star-crossed main occupants Roe – who may or may not be a divine entity – and Annabelle.
With so much going on within the record’s world, then, we thought it best to have Will discuss some of the central characters and themes, to improve our understanding as we prepare to dive headlong into The Infinite Void. And for Will, this means revisiting episodes from his own recent past. “All of these things definitely have real-world counterparts,” he explains. “That’s how they’ve ended up in the narrative.”