Kasabian’s New Album Is About Saving Guitar Music

Serge Pizzorno, the guitarist for the Kasabian’s, has criticised the current state of music today and spoke about how he hopes their new album can “save it from the abyss”

Kasabian are set to release their sixth studio album later this year. Serge has said that this album was written as a “feel good” album to help the world with its troubles and also help their front man, Tom Meighan, and some of the issues that he has had.

Pizzorno said to Q Magazine, “Tom was really happy because it’s a feel-good album. It’s about saving guitar music from the abyss! Because it’s gone. They’re great songs to sing, they were made for him, for that.”

During the same interview, Tom Meighan spoke about some of the issues that he has been having of late due to a break up and the death of one of his close friends. Serge was sure to point out that he is still a great front man

Serge said, “His heart is on his sleeve and he can get hurt, because he’s so open. That’s why people relate to him. He can stand in front of a hundred thousand people and they come away feeling not so alone, they’ve connected with this man who can show them their pain and their euphoria. It’s powerful, do you know what I mean? We’re real. Especially Tom. He’s the realest fucking man there is. You can slag that off if you want but he’s more real than I’ll ever be.”

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan
Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan @Getty

In an interview with NME, Serge has explained how the record would be more guitar heavy and how he feel in love with the guitar again. He said, “Well, I fell in love with the guitar again. I was listening to ESG and Talking Heads and in that kind of world, then it just took on a life of its own. I just wanted to make a guitar record that was relevant and important. It’s been a while since that happened. We always react against our previous work. I did massively experimental synth work on the last record so I just looked at my Rickenbacker in the corner of the studio and thought ‘that’s what I’m gonna do’. I just started smashing tunes out on that.”

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