Jane’s Addiction Talk New Album The Great Escape

Jane’s Addiction

Jane’s Addiction — as you may or may not know — have been working on a new album for years now, and have a tentative title for the offering: The Great Escape.

According to a new interview with Billboard, Jane’s Addiction are heading in “a completely different direction” from Jane’s, yet “it still sounds very much like Jane’s Addiction,” according to Dave Navarro.

Uh, OK. That makes sense. I have a feeling Jane’s Addiction could release an industrial death metal album and it would still sound like Jane’s, because Perry Farrell’s voice is that band’s signature. But Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins had much more to say about the new disc.

Dave, for his part, is “really happy with where we are, musically speaking. One thing I’ve come to learn and embrace about this band is, things take what [time] they take…I would say that all the changes we’ve gone through are a necessary part of this process this time. This is one of the most enjoyable journeys that I’ve been on in many, many, many years, and as a result I’m really not all that concerned about timetables and rushing to get this stuff out.”

Perkins tells Billboard that, for him, “it’s important to not repeat what we did. We know we can make a rock record with rock riffs and a big drum beat. I don’t want to do that. I want to go in and make a listenable onion with layers and layers and layers so you can actually digest it. It’s definitely been a good writing experience and a good changing experience.”

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