Brian ‘Head’ Welch is perhaps best known as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Korn. But his most recent project, Love and Death, finds Welch taking a unique turn, a more spiritual and cathartic sound, while still retaining the signatures and guitar techniques that make him a legend. We caught up with Welch to ask him about the new record and his career in music.
How did you get your start as a songwriter?
I started writing with Korn in about 1993. I had messed around trying to write when I was a kid, but it seemed to flourish when I started writing with Korn.
Tell us about the new record and the new band. It’s a departure from your past work, but very distinctly you.
Thank you, yeah I think I have a pretty unique sound, but writing with my new band, as well as other writers in Nashville, added a newness to Love and Death’s sound. Our new EP Chemicals came out 4/24. It’s our first project with producer Jason Rauch.
What’s next? Touring?
Yeah, we hit the road with POD in May and we’re out with them for a month. We are pretty booked up until December with touring and finishing up our record that’s coming out in the fall.
Are there any other artists you’d like to work with?
I’m pretty open to working with others, but right now, the team we have is going really good, so we’ll see where we end up!
How did you hear about Lyric Financial?
I heard about Lyric through a former manager. I was going through a dry spell financially and I discovered Lyric just at the right time.
How has Lyric Financial helped you in your professional career?
Well like I said, I hit a dry spell financially and Lyric was really there for me. In 2009, I had just started touring with my new solo band, so the connection with Lyric was very key in helping to kickstart my solo career.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I would recommend Lyric Financial to anyone and everyone!