Top

music

Stories

 

Will Power

Centro-matic's (and South San Gabriel's) Will Johnson is one of rock music's most prolific composers

"I'll come up with these characters and then follow them through to the end," Johnson says. Where do they take him? To a place where what doesn't kill you leaves your soul stripped to a single, inextinguishable flame. "Rusted through those seasons of newest, newest blood," Johnson whispers on Murder of Tides' second track, "that holds all the vices and dangers -- it's a warfare commonly linked to you."

"I didn't even tell my band members 'til the end," Johnson says of his divorce, which has been the fuse for much of his solo material over the past three years. "That song, 'Commonly Linked,' is about freezing someone out as a kind of warfare. It's not National Enquirer crap, but I kept the end of that relationship inside me. I guess these songs are like a healing. I felt I had exorcised some demons, without getting ugly or having one person in the crosshairs. I know it sounds generic, but it's just a document of a difficult period."

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Concert Calendar

  • April
  • Sat
    19
  • Sun
    20
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
St. Louis Event Tickets
Loading...