Interview: I The Mighty’s Brent Walsh on hip-hop, Coheed and Cambria, and his new solo EP

I The Mighty vocalist Brent Walsh has certainly accomplished a lot in his time in the music industry – fronting an innovative and intriguing rock act that continues to evolve with each record, touring with Coheed and Cambria and Glassjaw, and now embarking on a new solo record. Are You Even There At All?, his new solo EP, is his 2nd such venture after 2014’s full-length 7 – and not shockingly, the EP continues to explore interesting and varied territory that I The Mighty doesn’t. The EP flirts with pop, R&B, hip-hop, and even singer-songwriter stylings in ways that will likely captivate the listener to no end. In other words, it’s what solo material that diverges from the main band should be.

Brent was kind enough to answer a few questions about the new EP, how it differs from I The Mighty’s output, the magic of Coheed and Cambria, and music he’s listening to lately. Check out his answers below. (Hint: Listen to Makari)

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In The Spotlight: I The Mighty vocalist Brent Walsh releases new R&B-influenced single, “The Way You Seem”

Though a far cry from anything he’s done while fronting I The Mighty, vocalist Brent Walsh has created an interesting and dynamic identity for himself. While fans of his ITM work might be shocked by his new material, it’s solid all the same. Earlier today, he released a new song, “The Way I Seem”, off his upcoming EP – and it legitimately ventures into R&B and Justin Timberlake territory. Fans of his first solo record won’t be too thrown off by this – he’s done it before – but it’s shocking all the same.

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