Billboard.com recently caught up with Limp Bizkit and Black Light Burns guitarist Wes Borland to talk about the new Black Light Burns record ‘The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall,’ the approaching Limp Bizket album with Cash Money Records and how he divides his time between the two bands. A couple of excerpts from the chat can be read below.
Borland said that at times, devising a schedule that works for both bands is near impossible and that there has been occasions when “interference” has occurred.
However, he added: “…everyone knew it was coming. Fred [Durst] and everybody in Bizkit and my management and the record label for Black Light [Rocket Science] are being understanding of both schedules. We’re trying to make it work. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it all, but we’ll figure out a way.”
Limp Bizkit has been touring off and on since the release of 2011s ‘Gold Cobra’ and as Borland explained, have been working on its follow-up since the beginning of this year: “We’ve got a bunch of songs, and we’re not at the point where I can go, ‘Yes, the record is starting to form’ and see where all of this is going. Right now, we’re recording songs, and it’s been all over the place as far as what it is we’re doing. They don’t make sense together yet.”
He added that the album could evolve into, “two simultaneous records or ideas that may or may not merge into one record.”
The forthcoming album will be Limp Bizkit’s first with the hip-hop record label Cash Money Records. Borland said that Limp Bizkit would be adapting their sound to fit the label’s expectations: “We’re planing on doing songs with them more geared to what they have to offer as far as their producers and what their expectations are for what we’re doing.”
However, Borland was quick to add: “At the same time all those artists on Cash Money are starting to discover rock and put an electric guitar element into their songs, and I’m really itching to get my foot in the door and be part of that.”
Borland also spoke about the second Black Light Burns album ‘The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall,’ which will hit stores tomorrow (August 14): “I wanted a record that sounded more visceral and live. The songs on the first record changed when we started to play them live; they got this breath of life in them that they didn’t have on the record. So my main goal on the new record was I didn’t want there to be that difference when we started playing the songs live. I wanted to capture that train coming off the tracks feel on the recording.”