Always on top of things, webzine Delusions of Adequacy recently interviewed Grand Atlantic front man Phil Usher. In the revealing interview, journalist Bryan Sanchez talked to Usher about the singer's personal struggles and how they influenced the band's latest release How We Survive.
"I sort of struggled with clinical depression the last five or so years and I guess for me, writing music has become an outlet for things I see going on in my life and what I see in others’ lives," Usher admitted to the website. "I think it comes down to the fact that it’s not easy being an adult in the 21st century and I think the album is sort of about that."
In the personal Q&A, Usher also tells us which five albums have had the largest influence on him. Nice choices! They include:
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Nirvana – Nevermind
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
The Warlocks – Phoenix Album
The Rolling Stones – Goat Heads Soup