祭上一篇三个月前关于新专辑的采访

锡勒朱徳·岱钦

2017年4月14日,Chester和Mike接受采访,访谈记录发表在Upset Magazine上,以下是原文Linkin Park: Pop will eat itself的链接——

http://www.upsetmagazine.com/features/linkin-park-pop-will-eat-itself/

2017年7月22日,新京报在微博上转发了这篇访谈记录的节选译文——

https://media.weibo.cn/article?id=2309404132401059088255

我认真读了一遍英文版和中译版,老实说两个版本的文章都特别长,各位慎重。可以说,歌迷们对于专辑的反应,二位主唱早有料到,而且这张专辑的制作,他们的目的很明显——

首先,他们认为林肯公园并不代表新金属流派,他们更倾向于第一张专辑《混合理论》所描述的那样——“I like to think our music has had some role in blending genres,” Mike explained while the band were still on the road for their last album. “That’s what our music has been about...

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2017年4月14日,Chester和Mike接受采访,访谈记录发表在Upset Magazine上,以下是原文Linkin Park: Pop will eat itself的链接——

http://www.upsetmagazine.com/features/linkin-park-pop-will-eat-itself/

2017年7月22日,新京报在微博上转发了这篇访谈记录的节选译文——

https://media.weibo.cn/article?id=2309404132401059088255

我认真读了一遍英文版和中译版,老实说两个版本的文章都特别长,各位慎重。可以说,歌迷们对于专辑的反应,二位主唱早有料到,而且这张专辑的制作,他们的目的很明显——

首先,他们认为林肯公园并不代表新金属流派,他们更倾向于第一张专辑《混合理论》所描述的那样——“I like to think our music has had some role in blending genres,” Mike explained while the band were still on the road for their last album. “That’s what our music has been about since day one. We never felt like we carried a flag for nu-metal but we definitely carried a flag for people who loved many types of music.” Now, alongside the obvious calling cards of rock and hip hop, Linkin Park can add pop to the list. And they were deliberate with the sort of pop record they wanted to make. 况且二位主唱也说了,对于流行元素的风格,他们也有自己的选择,有自己的喜好与厌恶。他们举了两个反面例子,差点让我笑喷——The kind of pop record that we didn’t make is the one that goes ‘Oh girl, baby, I love you’, and we didn’t make the kind of pop record that goes ‘I want to see you dance, I want to see you shake’. 主唱的意思很明显,他们喜欢的是将林肯公园所喜欢的主题和风格混合起来,而不会太在意具体属于什么流派,正如很霸气的一句话——“We’re not defined by what we’ve done; we’re defined by what we’re doing.” 林肯公园按照自己的标准在做音乐,而不是依据歌迷喜好以及时尚走向做音乐,就这一点上,我认为这才是真正的音乐人。

其次,每张专辑都反映了创作者当时的状态,所以我想歌迷们并没有任何理由去怀疑他们这创作的一年多就是如此depressing却又peaceful的,主唱举了个One more light这首歌的例子——It’s been a hell of a journey from the song idea ‘I Hate The World Right Now’ that’s still sitting on Chester’s phone and was written at the very start of the process to the almost serene acceptance that floods the finished ‘One More Light’.

再者,这张专辑的主题依然是探索人类内心的失望与痛苦,依然是在低沉的主题下绽放希望的光芒,只不过是表达方式平和了许多,因为他们希望可以给孩子们留下一些孩子们更容易接受的东西——They can sing it, and they can hear what’s being said, and they can understand it, and they like the music, and it makes them happy. 我个人是觉得没毛病,且事实上前六张专辑少有温柔甜美的类型,这个第七张彻头彻尾地不同了。

我觉得,这种每一张专辑都在做尝试,而且每一步都敢于迈得很大走得很远的音乐人着实不多见,因为风险摆在那儿,步子迈太大,容易扯到蛋,一不留神就被歌迷骂得半死,但是如此有自己原则的音乐人,我是打从心眼里敬佩的。如果林肯公园二十年都在嘶吼,每一张新专辑听起来都跟前一张没什么差别,他们早就被淘汰了,Mike说——Every time we go into the studio, I want to feel like I’m doing something different. I’m learning something. I just don’t want it to be boring. 我想说,我也是。所以,我也尝试你们的新事物,听完了几遍全砖。

歌曲本身是没毛病的,主题也沿袭下来,我想差评这么多,无非是不符合期望罢了。我很遗憾,没能再看到他们团队在这条冒险的道路上继续第八张第九张专辑了,此处应有默哀三分钟。

最后,我忽然想起了一句经典台词——上帝说要有光(One more light),于是便有了光——于是这束曾经照亮无数人生命的光,便应上帝的召唤,去了!

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