I had a moment to talk with Deuce about his new album, “Invincible” and his previous album, “Nine Lives”. He was open about his creative freedom and concepts in the album.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Hi Duece, this is Toney Emmons with New Transcendence.
Duece: Hey man how’s it going?
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): I’m doing great man, I’m just gonna get right into this with you.
Deuce: Yeah, sounds great.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): How was your new album imagined, did it develop like you hoped in the beginning?
Deuce: It’s kinda the same as the end result and I wanted a mixture of elements and that’s what happened.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What was the main factor for focus in the studio?
Deuce: My main focus, hmmm. It was making sure everything was together and lyrically making sure everything was mixed and mastered and flowed with everything on the album.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): How essential was the actual rock element to this album?
Deuce: Guitarist James Kloeppel started worked with me and added a more rock element to it. We mixed it up with rock, rap and some electronics, stuff like that.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): How has your creative freedom influenced your solo album, “Invincible“?
Deuce: Lyrically I could say what I wanted, I had the freedom to just do me. I wasn’t held down by a label. I could do what I want and I did it. So yeah that’s what it was.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What is the main contrast between “Nine Lives” and “Invincible” — lyrically and musically.
Deuce: They are similar. “Nine Lives” was a little more raw. Contrast? “Nine Lives” has a couple more singles. The singles are more Hip-Hop/Party type cause you had, “America” on the first one. “Invincible” has “Here I Come” and “World On Fire” which has a more Rock-type. Yeah they are similar and just a continuation from, “Nine Lives” to “Invincible“.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Since going solo, was it difficult to climb the proverbial latter to become a success?
Deuce: Yeah, I just keep moving forward with, “Invincible” and gathering support from the fans and as long as they are listening, I’ll be doing it. I fell down the latter and had to climb back up, you know? It just gets better and better.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What is the idea behind the mask and the image you are trying to portray? — I notice you have a few different ones.
Deuce: They are themes to the songs. They flow with the song and have an idea with the music. Like, you had the flag one for, “America” and you had the danger one for, “I Came To Party” and they just add an element to the song.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What should fans expect to take from the album, “Invincible“? I’ve heard it, I really found it to be a catalyst in your transformation as an artist.
Deuce: Keep creating. Be inspired to do music. Live your life, do your thing. Have fun. Overall, Be yourself.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What would you leave your fans with? A farewell quote of sorts.
Deuce: Thank you for supporting me, all the compliments on Twitter and Facebook, and thank you for helping me in my career as a musician and as an artist.
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