The Audience

Album: The Color Before the Sun (2015)


  • The Color Before the Sun is Coheed and Cambria's first non-concept record. Rather than talking place in the band's made-up universe of the Amory Wars, frontman Claudio Sanchez penned the songs from his own perspective. The lyrics of this heavy metallic prog tune find Sanchez reflecting on the potential feedback regarding his decision to come out from behind the curtain of his fictional stories and characters. He told TeamRock: "The good and bad reactions to our music are all a part of The Audience. I receive all of it: the negative and the positive. It all makes me who I am. When we started making this record I kept thinking, 'This is the first non-concept Coheed record, how will it be received?'"

    "The reason I created The Amory Wars so many years ago was because I was a shy guy, and I was afraid to express myself in songs. So I created a fictional world that could take the beating, and I could remain unscathed. And now here I am coming to accept that The Color Before the Sun is going to be concept-less, and that negative feedback is not going to bother me as much as I thought I would when I first started writing music back when I was 24. Now I'm 37, and I'm going to be as open to both sides of the audience as possible, because it all makes me who I am, and Coheed what it is. This song is really just addressing both sides of the positive and negative reactions to this record as a whole."


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