Tim Rogers: ‘Maybe It’s Time To Get Another Singer?’
News posted Monday, September 3 2012 at 12:00 PM.
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Tim Rogers has reiterated claims he’s getting in another singer to front You Am I.
Rogers caused a stir on the youami.com.au forums a couple years ago following an interview with The Herald Sun, in which he intimated that the band was “getting a singer in” for 2010’s You Am I. But while that never materialised, the 42-year-old musician says he may need to draft someone in to help fulfil his dreams of making a “hardcore” record.
“I can’t sing,” he told M+N in a soon-to-be-published interview. “I’ve destroyed my throat. Maybe it’s time to get another singer? I really want that to happen, and 98 per cent of the listening public does as well.”
Rogers said the band will start thinking about a new record once they stop socialising. “There’s a lot written for it,” he said. “There’s songs there, and there’s intent there, but there’s part of me that doesn’t want to mess up the fun we’re having.”
Rogers said he wanted to make a record that was more representative of the band’s live sound. “I’d like to think that it’s all extremely direct, which we haven’t done for a while. That’s what we do when we play live. It’s time to start thinking less. The last record, [You Am I], which I love, we really thought about it. We talked about it so much. We need to talk less – we do that when we go out.”
Rogers’ new solo album Rogers Sings Rogerstein is out now through ABC imprint Four Four. It’s a collaboration between Rogers and a US native called Shel Rogerstein, who may or may not exist. Details here.