North Carolina rockers He Is Legend have been on the road with Nonpoint continuing to promote their latest effort Few, which was released in 2017 via Spinefarm Records. While the group stopped at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre on 9/11, we were able to speak to vocalist Schuylar Croom and discussed their dedicated fanbase, and more.
Now that Few has been out for a while, how has the overall response been?
It’s been good. It’s crowd funded for purposes of recording, so I think we gained some moments with our fans and kind of got a better relationship with them through it.
What are your plans after this tour?
Hopefully more tours. We don’t really have anything set in stone yet, but hopefully be on some other tours. Then the music industry shuts down for Christmas for some reason, so we’ll probably go home do the holidays, and then tour again.
Have you guys started writing music for the next album?
Yes, we have.
Anything you can elaborate or share?
Not really. It’s hard to elaborate on music. It’d be better if you could hear, but you can’t really hear it.
How would you describe your overall sound to somebody?
New grunge, alt. metal. I don’t know, rock and roll.
How have you guys evolved since 2004’s I Am Hollywood?
We’ve gotten older. Our music’s changed quite a bit but it sounds similar to us ’cause, it is us.
What have been some of your pet peeves while on the road?
I don’t like traffic, that’s a big pet peeve. I don’t like catering at shows, that’s usually … Can’t pay rent with a spaghetti dinner someone once said. I’m not annoyed at it too terribly or I would stop doing this, you know?
Can you give some of your favorite bands from North Carolina?
Most of them are extinct now, but right now there’s a band that’s called Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk that’s pretty cool. Must Be The Holy Ghost is pretty cool. My friend in The Dead Tongues, Ryan Gustafson, his new album is really awesome, sorta dark folk music, it’s really good. Yeah.
What advice would you have for musicians who are just starting out?
Play as many shows as you can outside of your comfort zone. Get out of town basically.
Is there anything else you wanna add, say to your fans?
Thank you, eternal gratitude. We’re pretty tight with our fans. They recognize that we appreciate them with all of our hearts, so just thanks again.