“It’s tough, because it’s not as simple as I wish it was. Like, oh yeah, your album’s coming out next year, and, you know, we have all the songs. And I feel bad, ‘cause I feel like I keep evading that question, but the answer is, I always equate it to a novelist who’s working on a book. You know, you’re always writing it, so to speak. The only problem is, I was – if I go with the novelist metaphor – I was a novelist who was writing, kind of, my own personal work that, right in the middle of it, got picked up by a big editor, you know? And gained a lot of attentive followers, people who wanted to know what the book was gonna be like. And so, all of a sudden this personal project becomes this, wow, this is a lot… you know, there are expectations, and I have to serve a greater master than myself. And so, I’ve been sort of fighting the classic battle between art and commerce, and trying to find… because I’m a huge fan of pop music, and I’m very appreciative of the audience that both Glee, and social media, and Starkid, where we got things started in Ann Arbor, has accrued that, it’s important to understanding casting your net as wide as possible, and making things as accessible for everybody. So that kind of weird, you know, Rufus Wainwright, Wall of Sound, Animal Collective record that I would’ve liked to have made is probably not the best thing to do right now. So, it’s kind of re-shifting gears a little bit. But it’s fun. It’s definitely a science project. So, to answer your question, this tour’s been a chance to just try out some songs and see how they work in a live atmosphere. I come from bands, you know, it’s hard, being an artist – when you’re a producer you just write a song and that’s it, so. I’ve just been continuing to write and hopefully we’ll kind of whittle it down and curate a good album in the next several years, so, who knows.”—
Darren Criss responds to: "Darren, talk about the album that you’re currently working on. You’re signed to Columbia Records?" [x]
I was mucking around with Audacity, listening to songs in reverse. For the fun of it, I put on everyone’s favorite song, Blurred Lines. And shockingly, I heard something I had never expected to hear. Robin Thicke was fooling us this whole time. He wasn’t trying to be misogynistic, he wanted us to listen closer to the song and understand that he in fact does believe his lady partner needs to be treated with the utmost respect.
You might find it VERY hard to believe, but I implore you to listen very closely (with headphones if you can, because it can be hard to hear). The message I’m talking about comes in around the 30 second mark.
After the 30sec mark I just kind of stared at my wall for the rest of the song trying to accept what I just heard.
1:Apart from tumblr, what do you like to do in your spare time? Read, write, hang out with friends
5:If you were given the opportunity to spend 48 hours with absolutely anyone (living or dead), who would you spend it with and what would you do? Hmmm, probably J.K. Rowling, and I honestly don’t care what we do as long as I get to talk to her
17:Name a favorite of each: band, album, song. Band: Arctic Monkeys Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys Song: Not Alone - Darren Criss
24:What celebrity do you idolize the most? Darren Criss and Chris Colfer