PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix is featured in the latest episode of “Beyond The Ink” (web site). Check out the clip below (directed by Eric Estrade).
PAPA ROACH’s eighth album, “F.E.A.R.” (Face Everything And Rise), was released in January. The CD was recorded in Las Vegas, taking the band out of their Sacramento, California home base for the first time since 2006. PAPA ROACH worked with the father-and-son producing team of Kevin and Kane Churko on the new effort.
“F.E.A.R.” followed up 2012’s “The Connection”, which was made as Shaddix was going through personal turmoil, including problems in his marriage and a struggle to stay sober.
According to Shaddix, part of the reason PAPA ROACH’s fans have been able to connect with the band’s music so well lies in the fact that the group sings about issues that everyone can relate to.
“I think that our music is very personal,” he said. “That’s what makes PAPA ROACH who we are — the music is inspiring, and then when we couple that with lyrics that are just emotional and personal, it just makes this… what we do so much, I guess, more special to the fans and how they can relate to it on a life level. It’s music with a purpose, man — purpose-driven music.”