The Plain White T’s will stop at nothing to emote, and apaprently they’re just getting the sensitive-dude party started. The band is putting out a new album in 2008 featuring such doomed singles as “Not ‘Hey There Delilah’” and “Wait, Come Back, We’ll Sing ‘Hey There Delilah’ for You,” and Billboard is not afraid to bust out its creakiest music writing for the occasion.
Global domination and making a new album are on the docket for Plain White T’s in 2008.
First sentence out of the gate and the Plain White T’s have already been declared despots of the free world. It’s not looking good, Billboard. On to the boring lead singer quotes!
“We’re possibly bigger in the U.K. than we are in American now,” Higgenson tells Billboard.com. “It’s still fresh over there. We’re going over to headline 2,000-seaters, which will be great.”
The classic “But we were so big in the U.K.” argument. If it doesn’t work for actually-good acts like The Spinto Band, it’s definitely not going to work for you, Plain White T’s.
“We’ve always had acoustic songs on our albums,” Higgenson notes. “Those are some of my favorite songs to write and some of the band’s best songs. Now that ‘Delilah’ was so successful, we won’t be as afraid to include a few more of those on the next album. I definitely think there will be some more acoustic stuff… and the rockin’ stuff will be more rockin’ than it’s ever been.”
But, Higgenson adds, he’s not worried about typecasting Plain White T’s as a ballad band.
Translation: We’re going to try to write as many sappy acoustic ballads as is humanly possible. Because when The Plain White T’s aren’t evoking such erudite imagery as Times Square, they’re mouthbreathing over electric guitars, and it’s not pretty:
Bookmark this post and come back to it in a year. If The Plain White T’s are still achieving radio success, I’ll write a public apology.