Robin McAuley thinks none of the Black Swan members like the “supergroup” reference

Robin McAuley thinks none of the Black Swan members like the “supergroup” reference

Black Swan frontman Robin McAuley was recently interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Writer Music.

Since the announcement of the formation of the band Black Swan, which also includes Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger, ex-Dokken) on guitar, Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken) on bass and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) on drums, many people have rightfully used the word “supergroup” to describe the band line-up.

Daly noted that most “supergroups” don’t last long and he asked McAuley what is it about Black Swan that has allowed the group to not only stay together but flourish. McAuley replied: “Shake The World was a great first record from Black Swan, and I don’t think any of us likes the supergroup reference attached to the lineup. We set out to write some great music together. Music that we enjoy playing and listening to. On Generation Mind, I think we achieved that cohesive band sound that is very Black Swan, and the production reflects that very much. It’s fresh sounding, high energy, and fun. We’re not caught up in having to sound a particular way because the label [Frontiers] put us together. This is who we are as a band.”

In terms of the writing and recording of Black Swan‘s recently released sophomore album Generation Mind, McAuley indicated: “Jeff [Pilson] and Reb [Beach] got together and began the writing process after which they’d send the music to me for lyrics and melodies. I would take my ideas to Jeff and after some pre-production, we’d just start recording. Generation Mind was born out of the collaboration between Jeff, Reb, and myself.”

You can read the rest of the interview with Robin McAuley at Vinyl Writer Music‘s website.