With their Identity on Fire, A Skylit Drive Look to the Future: A Conversation with Michael ‘Jag’ Jagmin of ASD
Frontman Michael ‘Jag’ Jagmin sits down with Get eXposed Music to tell us.
Michael ‘Jag’ Jagmin: Well, that’s not exactly true actually. It’s sort of a rumor. He (Mabbitt) hit them up for an audition but by that point, I was already in the band. It never really got to the point of him auditioning for the band. I never really had any competition with anyone – I auditioned and then the next day they asked me to join the band.
GE: Your latest, Identity on Fire, in on store shelves now. Is there a story behind that album title, and if so, is it perhaps a metaphor for the band currently?
GE: I was wondering if it was a metaphor for the bands identity currently.
Jag: Well, yeah, for sure. We all live by that through our music. Nowadays, everybody is a critic; everybody’s always trying to tell you what to do, but for the most part we’re going to do what we want to do since that’s what’s going to make us happy and that’s what got us to where we are. We’re going to keep sticking to our guns, doing what we like to do. Not one of our records is the same. We want to keep evolving and keep changing little things in order to become a better band.
GE: Speaking of symbolism, how about the album artwork. Is there a story there?
GE: Speaking of Cameron, how did you land on him, and what exactly did he bring to the table for A Skylit Drive, since he hasn’t exactly worked with a lot of bands like yours in the past.
GE: Did you have a whole new set of influences for you as a songwriter when you went into this record?