Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has spoken about the possibility of a follow up to the band’s most recent album, 2011’s Gold Cobra – and how a new record faces a few challenges before it’s recorded and released.
Borland, speaking on an episode of the Let There Be Talk podcast, discussed how the long-awaited album has been in development hell for a while (Borland shared some snippets from it two years ago) and continues to face hurdles as it comes together.
“Where I am right now is – play a few Limp Bizkit shows every year, there’s a record that has been in the works for a long time and not at a place where I don’t think it’s going to get finished anytime soon,” he said. Right now, the album only exists in the form of “a bunch of songs that have been floating around for four years now, and little by little, stuff gets added to it.”
One of the reasons Borland gives for the record’s slow progress is how band members have diverged into different areas of music, as he says: “I think that we’re all into such different stuff that making a Limp Bizkit record is kind of difficult.” Borland himself is already occupied with a number of projects on top of Limp Bizkit.
The members also find themselves scattered, as he explains: “We don’t live in the same city anymore, so I’m not sure what’s going to be, or when it’s going to come out, or what’s going on with it.”
But the final hurdle is fans’ approach to Limp Bizkit as a whole, which Borland described as focused on nostalgia rather than excitement for new material: “It’s weird to be in a situation where nobody wants to hear new material anyway, they’re coming to the shows for nostalgia and want to hear the old songs.”
This approach has made him question how much of a priority new Limp Bizkit needs to be: “So what’s the carrot for us to write to a new record at this point – if we’re all interested in doing other music anyway? If it happens, it will happen at some point.”
So if you have been holding out for the follow up to Gold Cobra, it might be a while yet before it materialises.
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