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Posted on Apr 04, 2014 09:27 am
If you happen to find yourself in a dance club these days, don't be surprised if you hear James LaBrie's voice coming out of the speakers.
Discussing his latest solo EP "I Will Not Break," a collection of alternative takes and b-sides from various studio sessions, Dream Theater singer explained to Artisan News how label representatives wanted to promote his music in night clubs.
"We had these alternative versions of some of the songs and the label, Century Media and Inside Out, they wanted to also start a new campaign, they wanted to promote [some of the songs] through clubs, like dance clubs, rave clubs and stuff like that."
Noting that any campaigns that result in the expansion of fan base are worth the effort, LaBrie was asked on whether he's a fan of EDM genre.
"I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan, I appreciate what some of the artists are doing with that kind of musical interpretation, but I wouldn't say I'm a huge, huge fan because I don't delve into it enough to really be able to appreciate its various forms of musicality or expression," the singer replied.
"A lot of it is really rhythmically based and I really appreciate that, I've always rhythmically gravitated to music and been rhythmically inclined or else I wouldn't be singing in a band like Dream Theater," James added. "I really appreciate that end of things and I thought that where those songs went within that style - it was cool."