Todd Poole reveals Roxy Blue almost finished new record and have parted ways with Frontiers Records

Todd Poole reveals Roxy Blue almost finished new record and have parted ways with Frontiers Records

Roxy Blue frontman Todd Poole was recently interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Writer Music.

Back in August 2019, Roxy Blue released their self-titled album via Frontiers Music Srl. The material on Roxy Blue does not sound like the songs that can be found on the band’s debut album Want Some, which was released via Geffen Records back in 1992. In terms of how Roxy Blue ended up coming up with their self-titled album, Poole stated:

“When we did the self-titled for Frontiers two years ago, I didn’t have anything written at all. When we got the call, we were actually doing a rehearsal to open up for Bret Michaels, and they called up and said, “Hey, man, do you want to record an album? We’ll send you some money and you make a record the way you want to make it.” Well, that’s all I needed to pump myself up and start writing. [Laughs]. I had a few ideas and then I just went to work and started blowing it out. And like I said, I just wrote from the heart, and I remember Scotty [Tramwell] said to me at the time, “Dude, this doesn’t sound anything like the old Roxy.” I was like, “It’s twenty-seven years later, man. I can’t write about the same shit I did then. That’s not who I am. I’m a different writer now.”

In the end, he liked it, but he was like, “People might not like this.” I’m like,“Here’s the deal. I’m not living in the past. I want new fans. I want the old fans but I want to grow.” I mean, I’m not here for a one-off. I’m a musician. This is who I am. I’m just gonna keep writing, and I want to keep moving forward. The last thing I want is to tread water. I don’t want to go backward. I don’t want to try to make one album to please a handful of people. If I’m not proud of it, and we don’t like what we’re doing, then it ain’t real. People in rock ‘n’ roll ain’t stupid, they can see through that shit. So, you’ve just got to be honest, write the best song that you can, and hope to hope it sticks. I think we did that.”

In terms of what’s next for Roxy Blue, Poole indicated: “The band’s tight. We’ve got a new record we’re working on, and we’re almost done with it. I’m loving it and it sounds great. I’ll give you some news that no one knows, so it’s exclusive. The news is Roxy Blue has parted ways with Frontiers. There are no hard feelings. It’s just that they’re going in a different direction than we are. They’re more into supergroups and different types of music than we are. Frontiers were good to us. We did the first record back with them, and we actually ended up being able to recoup our expenses. We did well on the self-titled record, and we’re happy about that. But we’re moving on and still trying to find a new outlet now for Roxy Blue. One thing I can say is that we’ve got a super strong record, so get ready to come out and see us. I think people are going to enjoy it. It’s kinda like the last record, but it’s a different record. I never like trying to do the same record twice. It’s still got a lot of meat and potatoes behind it though. I think it’s all just good songs.”

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

Roxy Blue‘s “Rob The Cradle” video (from Want Some album):

Roxy Blue‘s “Rockstar Junkie” video (from Roxy Blue album):