Iowa-based rock quartet Saul debut album Rise As Equals was made during challenges, but opens up about personal experiences.
The record will arrive on October 23rd via Spinefarm Records.
Saul is comprised of brothers Blake Bedsaul [lead vocals] and Zach Bedsaul [lead guitar, backup vocals], William McIlravy [bass, backup vocals], and Myles Clayborne [drums].
The Roman Show spoke to Blake about the new record.
BAND FACED CHALLENGES
“We were in the studio working on the record and mom had been diagnosed and taken a downward spin on it.”
He later added, “That’s when we releases Trail by Fire that’s about the struggle of being in the studio and checking on the family. We just lost her October 2019. It was a struggle putting this record.”
The band worked with Disturbed’s David Draiman to create “King of Misery”.
“I try to go to my dad’s house once a week. He has the song on YouTube. He knows we try to write with a personal level.”
Furthermore, he said “It is a tough thing to write about. We told him that the song was about him.”
Thanks to the success of the hit single Brother, Blake said the band worked on the album.
“When we released Brother last year Zach and I discussed it was going to be our last hurrah,” he said. “If the song blows up or do what we were hoping for or we were going to settle for 9 to 5 jobs. The song took and it took a life of its own. People gravitated to it.”
Hear the complete interview on this week’s episode of The Roman Show.