Q&A Steve Wilson on the ’Wing
From page 80 of Classic Rock Magazine April 2005
Deadwing is the heaviest Tree...
I thought In Absentia was pretty heavy too.
I think this album has some of the most brutally heavy moments that we’ve ever done, but it also has the opposite extreme as well – some of the most spacious and textural stuff we’ve done.
It also seems to be your most focused album.
One of the problems we’ve always had is we’ve been too eclectic for our own good. At the end of the day we’re making records to please ourselves, which has made for a slightly schizophrenic listen.
Lazarus, the first single, could easily be a hit.
I’ve felt that about a few of our singles in the past. One side of the band is that we do sometimes write good pop songs, albeit classy ones. Having a hit single – five per cent is down to the quality of the song and the rest is down to timing and luck.
Does the lack of major success rankle? It is frustrating. But also we haven’t made things that easy for ourselves commercially, and we’ve chosen to pursue that route because the music is more important than the success.