Currently out on the road with Seether for an ultra-successful co-headline tour, Papa Roach has released their latest record- F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise), which follows up 2011\’s The Connection.
F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise) shows a more positive and hopeful side of Papa Roach than we\’re used to or have experienced in the past but it also still holds up those darker elements that made the band connect so well with their fans.
It\’s no secret frontman Jacoby Shaddix has experienced a bit of a spiritual awakening in recent years and the desolate emotional places he fell to throughout his life has brought him to a point where he had to climb out and make his life better or it would be the end.
Lyrically, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise) is one of the band\’s most impressive and positive records to-date and musically, the band has captured every element of the band\’s career beautifully.
The band is also celebrating 15 years since their major label debut- Infest– which put them on the map with “Last Resort.” We had a chance to sit down with bassist Tobin Esperance to talk about the band\’s current tour with Seether, working with the Churkos- who produced the album, how the collaboarations with Maria Bring and Royce Da 5\’9 came about and why the decided to collaborate for the first time on this album as well as some of his memories of the Infest years.
Stream the interview in its entirety below: