Plain White T’s Show No Mercy, Plan To Continue Making Music

Nov 15th, 2007 // 14 Comments

plain%20white%20t%27s.jpgThe 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.

Plain White T’s Writing for Next Album [Billboard.com]

  1. The Notorious T

    Sometimes, I like to stand outside my ex-girlfriend’s window at night and hold a stereo in the air blasting “Wait, Come Back, We’ll Sing ‘Hey There Delilah’ for You”. I’m a romantic.

  2. Kate Richardson

    @The Notorious T: Gold star.

  3. musicquizking

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Goo Goo Dolls!

  4. PrinceHal

    “Hate is a strong word/
    but I really really really don’t like you”

    Words fail me.

  5. Juancho

    (flips pages of dictionary)

    Hmmm…let’s see, “B”s…ah, there it is!

    Main Entry:
    ba·nal
    Function: adjective
    : lacking originality, freshness, or novelty : trite
    synonyms see insipid

    Whaddya know…that picture is next to the definition of “banal”!

  6. TheMojoPin

    Holy Christ, did that video really open with someone howling “LOVE, LOOOVE, LOVELOVELOVELOOOOOOOVE?!?”

  7. Fraid

    Am I the only one who thinks this is semi-decent, as far as whinetastic emoish contemporary rock goes? I mean, better this than Hinder, I say.

  8. Cos

    @princehal: My thoughts exactly.

    This would work if it were sung with some kind of snotty detachment (a la Screeching Weasel) but how can someone earnestly sing those lyrics like they’re gut-wrenching poetry?

  9. Homage

    @Fraid: A fine point indeed, but when it’s hard to tell the difference between your band and P!atD, you’re still scraping the low end of the bell curve, yeah?

  10. jag8807

    Wasn’t this person supposed to come back and write a public apology? I pretty sure they’re still having success with their music, both in UK and US.

  11. chelsea

    justin bieber you are so so so so so so so so hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. wow hotness is in da air!!

  13. long tall sally

    Hey There Delilah is good,..but Rythem of Love is really a sweet and memorable diddy. You may deem it “sensitive dudes” music,..
    but it makes you feel good,..like sunshine makes you smile. Si I like them and hope to hear more from them.

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