Artifex Pereo is an alternative sextet based out of Louisville, Kentucky who released their newest record Passengers this fall via Tooth & Nail Records to critical acclaim. After the release of their new album, the band embarked on a successful tour with I The Mighty and Dayshell. I had a chance to talk to singer Lucas Worley about their new record and much more!
“I don’t think we have any specific milestone we want to achieve. We are just trying to continue growing and trying to get people to listen to us and vibe with what we are doing” – Lucas Worley
For Fans Of: Dance Gavin Dance, Dayshell, I The Mighty
By James Boss
Babetalk: What is your name and what do you do in Artifex Pereo?
Lucas: My name is Lucas and I sing in Artifex Pereo.
BT: Let’s start off with an icebreaker. If you could tour with any band in the world, who would that be?
Lucas: It would be a toss up between The Dear Hunter and Incubus because they are both amazing and sell out venues.
BT: You guys released your newest record Passengers last month via Tooth & Nail Records. How has the reception been towards it so far?
Lucas: I would say the reception has been awesome. WE are definitely stoked on how people have been receiving it and the amount of people who have been receiving it. We are stoked.
BT: What was the recording process like for this record?
Lucas: The recording process was awesome. We went with Kris Crummett in Portland, Oregon. He makes really amazing records and is one of our favorite dudes. He is someone who is super hands on when it comes to the tone shaping of songs and getting it to sound like we want it to.
BT: What were some of your lyrical inspirations for this record?
Lucas: Life on planet earth. We took this record with the theme of problems with society today. Issues from greed to many to apathy to war. We kind of took one theme per song and either wrote a story about it or an expose of sorts.
BT: What is your favorite song off of the record and why?
Lucas: My favorite song is probably “Static Color.” It was the last song that came together for the record. We had an idea for it but we finished the lyrics and melody of it in the studio. I love it so much because it represents how you can put yourself in a corner and write something really cool and different. I really like how everyone ended up writing it in the studio and how we did something different with it. The lyrics of it have to do with the woes of organized religion and or for profit religion. It’s a song where I said everything I wanted to say.
BT: Are there any milestones you hope to achieve on this upcoming record cycle?
Lucas: I don’t think we have any specific milestone we want to achieve. We are just trying to continue growing and trying to get people to listen to us and vibe with what we are doing.
BT: Are there any lessons you guys have learned being in a band so far?
Lucas: Every single day is a lesson, especially when you are on tour. I think there is a natural progression when you get older and you try to balance band life with work life and real life. We aren’t 22 anymore so we are trying to set ourselves up so we are successful in both the band and in real life.
BT: What is the message you want people to take away from your music?
Lucas: As far as an overall message I don’t think there’s one specific message. There is a lot wrong in the world right now and we may not have answers to why it’s like that, but you should love yourself and love everybody. The more we hate ourselves, the more problems we have.
BT: Thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Is there anything else you would like to say?
Lucas: Come to shows and come see us on the road!
Last modified: October 27, 2016