Stone Temple Pilots Tapped Into Their Emotional Side on New Album

Stone Temple Pilots in 2010. Photo by Amanda Schwab/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock (5628721c)

Stone Temple Pilots are done recording their eighth studio album, and it will be quite a departure from their usual sound. Drummer Eric Kretz recently described it as “a beautiful record” and revealed it will pay homage to their folk influences by featuring a flute solo.

Kretz discussed the band’s latest studio effort with Loudwire Nights during the latest edition of Louder than Life Festival and explained what we can expect once this record hits the shelves.

“It’s different in that – every record we’ve done has some really hard-hitting songs and we usually open every album with it, whereas this one doesn’t have loud, hard-hitting songs. We really tapped into an emotional side of ourselves and took it to do the whole record that way,” said Kretz.

The Stone Temple Pilots drummer also added they wanted to pay homage to folk music that they grew up on in the ‘60s and ‘70s with this new album. That’s why it features a lot of acoustic guitars and even a “wicked flute solo,” according to Kretz.