Cris Cohen: Reading through several past interviews, the one thing that kept coming up again and again was the term “reluctant lead singer.” How does one balance the idea of A) being reluctant and hesitant to move in this direction, but B) also wanting to improve and evolve?
Kevin Martin of Candlebox: Well, I'm certainly insecure. I mean, I think to be a lead singer you have to be insecure because you're looking for that instant gratification that you're good, you're talented, people like you. I’ve got to be honest with you, man. When I sing on a record or when I sing live, it's really about pushing myself as far as I can go. Because I love it. I only love it those two hours I'm on stage. But for the same two hours that I'm on stage, my mind is playing all sorts of tricks on me. “That note was wrong. You didn't get it right this time. You missed that pattern. You missed this lyric. You switched the lyrics up.” I've stopped “Far Behind” live several times because I fuck up the first verse. Being lost in that game can make it difficult to remember where you're at.
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