Im Oktober wurde das Comeback-Album "Worlds collide" von UNRULY CHILD veröffentlicht. Sängerin Marcie Free stellte sich jetzt einigen Fragen von Melodic-Rock-Inside.
Hi, I am Michael from Melodic-Rock-Inside.com. Thank you for having time to answer some questions.
1. Could you tell us please what are you currently up to?
Marcie: I am working for a world wide banking conglomerate as a mortgage underwiter. I like my job and the people I work with. Everyone knows all about who I am and my past. I get respect and my life is just a normal every day life. I live in a wonderful home with my dog. Not to mention being the lead singer of Unruly Child. But I think you already knew that! :-)
2. The new UNRULY CHILD Album was released at 15th October. Could you take us through the excellent new album “Worlds collide“ and some of the ideas/stories behind the songs please...
Marcie: Well we came back together as a result of me getting sober about two and a half years ago. Bruce and I started to talk on the phone again and we would fantasize putting the band back together. But nothing was ever discussed seriously until one day last May 2009. But me getting sober is the key as I would probably not have been in the right state of mind to accept the responsibility of giving back the gift I feel God has blessed me with. I am much more in tune with my God and feel grateful today for what God has given me as a result of being sober. So many wonderful things have happened. Being blinded by drugs and alcohol keeps you in spiritual bondage and in an ungrateful state of being. The record was recorded and written in four months starting mid December 2009 to April 2010. All the songs are brand new. I call them little gifts from heaven. Because that's what they felt like when we were inspired to write them. I think this is some of the best stuff I have ever done.
3. Where does the band get their song writing ideas from and who musically is an influence on you all?
Marcie: Bruce and Guy wrote the majority of the songs, I can only speak for myself when I write. I wait for the spirit to come upon me before I attempt to write. The day I wrote "You Don't Understand" for instance. I didn't intend to write a song that day. I was sitting in my studio waiting for my computer to boot up and saw my acoustic guitar sitting next to me. Something moved me to pick it up and Whammo! Out came this song lyrics and all in less than fifteen minutes. I love it when that happens. I was shaking as it felt like I was taken by the ankles and turned upside down and it was shaken out of me. That's pretty much how I write. I had so many influences growing up there are too many to mention. If you go on my myspace page sometime you can read who I have felt influenced me over the years. I tried to think of everyone. But I still may have missed quite a few.
4. The band recently reformed in the original line up, how did this come about?
Marcie: As I said I got sober and was doing my morning prayers one day last May. I was moved by the spirit to pick up an old daily affirmations book I have. I hadn't read it in years. I turned to the page for the day we were in and read the affirmation. It talked about how when were are born God gives us all certain gifts or talents that are uniquely ours. It is our responsibility to find out what those gifts are and develop them so we can give them back to humankind to make life on earth more enjoyable for others and for ourselves. This also honors God for giving us the gifts. It is a whole ebb and flow thing. We give in order to receive. In and out. That's what it's all about. I made a pact that day that if God where to ever send another musical opportunity my way I would gladly accept it to honor him and be of service to my fellow man/woman. Two weeks later Bruce called to ask me if I would be interested in signing a contract with Frontiers to record another Unruly Child record. I just laughed and said, Thank you God.
5. What were the highlights of UNRULY CHILD in the past? Looking back if you could change anything what would it be and why?
Marcie: I would say the way we came together. Like it was all meant to be. How I had known Guy Allison for many years and always admired his talent but was never in a position to be in the same band as he. Also when I suggested the name Unruly Child they all loved it immediately. I knew I had finally found my long lost brothers in rock. Then everything just fell into place. Like after we made demos of pretty much the entire record and I sent the tape over to my ex-manager Herbie Herbert from Signal and he passed it to Beau Hill who loved it and signed us almost immediately. I say almost because he didn't sign us until Bruce and I wrote "On The Rise". That cinched the deal for us.
6. Are there any plans for live dates in Germany and how easy/hard is it to get a decent run of tour dates?
Marcie: We are definitely talking about going on the road this summer 2011. Hopefully we can make that happen. We encourage all promoters and booking agents to contact us via our website: www.unrulychild.net We will entertain all offers and see if we can budget it. It costs money to go on the road. Especially having to come from the U.S. But we look forward to the opportunity.
7. How do you view the internet and downloads? How has the internet helped get your music out there?
Marcie: I remember reading an article one day back I think it was 1987 or maybe 88 where the music business was thinking of going digital and I remember thinking that it was going to be the basic downfall of the music industry. It was like letting the genie out of the bottle. Opening Pandora's box if you will. Once they signed over the rights to Japanese and Chinese manufactures to make the digital format, players and all I knew it was only the beginning before it would end up making recorders as well. That ended up destroying the music industry as we knew it. It was almost a fitting prophecy for a corrupt business who had raped and pillaged the artists for so many years. People now who steal our music and put up bogus websites and make bootlegs. It's a shame. So many evil criminals in the world. I would only say that just because we can do something, doesn't mean we should. Hopefully the fans at large will not support people like that.
8. What really gets on your nerves and really annoys you at the moment?
Marcie: Criminals and ignorance. There's no excuse for it other than sheer laziness.
9. What do you like doing with your spare time outside of music?
Marcie: I love spending time with my loving dog. Putting a fire in the fireplace and reading a good book. Writing my life story with my ex-wife Heidi.
10. Message to your fans...
Marcie: Hi everyone! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year coming up. I hope you all know how much I love you and appreciate your love and support all these many years. I hope we can meet someday when we come to your town. Keep the faith.
Thank you and I hope we will see us at tour in the future. I wish you much success with the new UNRULY CHILD album “Worlds collide “.