Unfortunately it looks like there is nothing new or groundbreaking to report. From what I hear the band is having a great time in Europe, and is looking forward to playing their headlining gig at The Garage this Wednesday night in London. I did some poking around the internet and found an article featuring an interview with Josiah Johnson of The Head and The Heart, from early October by Bobby Tanzilo of OnMilwuakee.com. In this particular interview Josiah spoke about the differences between being the opening band, and the headliner.
“I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves as an opening band, because we don’t just want to be the opening band that people don’t really care about or don’t remember. We always put a lot of pressure on ourselves however many people we’re playing for.
Now we get to feel like a love back from the audience, which you don’t get as much as an opening band. There’s something about the headlining shows, the relationship between us and the audience feels really amazing. I can’t wait to be able to go out and do that. The headlining tour is going to be this whole different moment.
There’s a lot of pressure if people have seen you before which by now many people have by now, to give something more,” he says. “But I think, ultimately, it’s more rewarding. It feels less like straightforward entertainment and it feels more like just being able to connect with an audience that has a connection to your songs and that’s less pressure. Now we’re all on the same page. What we’re giving off of the stage is being given right back to us.”
I highly recommend checking out the entire interview and article if you get a chance, because even though it was written a month ago, the content is still ripe with flavor.
Check it out here:
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