We Are Harlot drew comparisons to rock greats like Van Halen, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, and Kiss when they made their live debut at Rock on the Range festival last year.
We caught up with vocalist and ex-Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop to chew the fat about his band's debut effort, life back on the road and whether an Australian tour is on the horizon.
We Are Harlot's debut album has just dropped, what feedback have you gotten from fans so far?
The response has been great. People have been very receptive to our little slice of rock and roll. I think for a long time, music – especially rock music – has become somewhat stale.
I think it’s a breath of fresh air to listeners to have something new and different. Honestly, the success is very welcomed, but we’re just happy to finally have the record out. It’s been a long and arduous journey but finally we’re able to rock!
With the the release of your new album has the dust finally began to settle on your departure from Asking Alexandria; How have those diehard fans been reacting to your new music?
My fans are great, and it’s amazing to see that they’re embracing new sounds and new music so openly.
Tell us about the writing process for this album. Did your approach to writing differ in any ways from your time in bands like Asking Alexandria?
Writing in Harlot is a very special experience. With us all being writers and producers outside of the band for so many years, it allows for a very open forum for creation. We can each pick up any instrument and play freely. It opens up so many windows for possibility. When we get in a room together something magical happens. It’s impossible to describe, but definitely something incredible to be a part of.
Do you have a stand out favorite song on the album? If any, which ones and why?
It’s hard to single out a single track on the record when the whole thing means so much to me. I mean, every song on there has a story in my life that goes along with it. Love For The Night is the last song we wrote and that gives it some special value to me.
You have plenty of live shows lined up over the coming months, which festivals/gigs are you most looking forward to playing?
Rock On The Range is always one that’s held close to our hearts as our first performance was there. Download is always a lot of fun. In general though, we’re just ready to be out on the road. As I’m writing this I’m sat at home losing my mind! I’ve never in my career had a break this long, it’s hard! I need to get back out and back to playing my music. At this point, I’m happy to play anywhere!
If you could sum up the sound of We Are Harlot in just five words, what would they be?
Rock and mother-fucking Roll!
When can we catch We Are Harlot touring Australia?
Hopefully very soon! There’s nothing on the books yet but I’m definitely excited to get back over there, it’s always a blast.
Thanks to Danny Worsnop for the interview – you can download We Are Harlot’s debut album on iTunes here.
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