St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ Paul Janeway on Artist Vision and the Carpet Burrito
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ Paul Janeway on Artist Vision and the Carpet Burrito

Photo credit: McNair Evans “This was the first record where I didn’t know how I’d handle it if it got a massive negative reaction,” frontman Paul Janeway says of the band’s third studio album, Young Sick Camellia. It’s the initial installment of a projected three-album series written from the perspectives of the singer, his father and his grandfather. The songs on Young Sick Camellia present Janeway’s point of view, with the title referencing the Alabama state flower and the Caravaggio painting Young Sick Bacchus. “It’s a self-reflective painting,” he continues. “And this is certainly a selfreflective record. What was really terrifying about it is that I really opened myself up. If I’d made a record about the Candy Land board game, then I wouldn’t care. But this was the first record where I felt, ‘If this thing gets torn apart, I don’t know what I’ll do because this is me and you don’t like me.’ I think that would’ve been tough.” Young Sick Camellia , which was produced by Kendrick Lamar collaborator Jack Splash, has thankfully received the critical approbation it merits. Still, there is a bittersweet element, as Janeway’s grandfather passed away about two months after recording some […]

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