Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia: “We’ve Never Really Changed”
Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia has spoken about the Italian goth metallers’ continuing evolution in a new interview with Oregon Music News. Check out a snippet below…
Oregon Music News: In the years since older fans feel that they’ve been alienated as a result of the Lacuna Coil’s continued “growth” with albums like Comalies, Karmacode, Shallow Life and now with Dark Adrenaline. What do you make of such a statement?
Cristina: People’s perception is like this. They were there from the beginning so they are connected to that period of Lacuna Coil. I can’t think of many bands with a long career that are currently appreciated for their last album. To be honest with you, we’ve never really changed — an evolution isn’t a change. We never stopped using heavy guitars, we never stopped playing heavier songs, I think we might write “heavier” music now than we did in the past. I think for some reason people think that our early albums are “more metal,” but if I think about a song like “No Need To Explain” — which we’ll be playing tonight — that was not a heavy song. If you take a close listen you could say it was almost a pop song. I think people’s perception regarding our change has something to do with our look.
If you look at “Shallow Life”, people didn’t understand the way we were dressed — they were costumes. They were meant to make fun of the “shallow life.” I was dressed up like a “pop princess” and Andrea [Ferro] was dressed up like a “hip-hop pimp.” People would come up to us and say, “You guys changed your look?!” I said, “What the fuck?! You think we’re really going to be dressed up like that?! Didn’t you see that we even enhanced my boobs on the photos just to make fun of this fake world?!” I bet you if we would have gone with the typical black look people wouldn’t have said a thing. That’s frustrating because you have to go with the most obvious choice, the more bland choice, so people will get it.
Read the full interview here
New lacuna Coil album Dark Adrenaline is out now via Century Media, while the band themselves will be supporting Marilyn Manson at Brixton Academy in July. Which is nice.