24 September 2011
British rockers The Kooks have revealed that they dumped half of their latest album 'Junk of the Heart' because they were "overthinking" during the writing process.
The groups lead singer Luke Pritchard has spoken about how the band really struggled during recording sessions for their third release, finally deciding to scrap half of the album's material and head back to the studio to essentially restart.
He said in a recent interview, "On the third album, you're trying to figure out who you are. You tend to struggle with your identity. So the pressure of that was just overthinking it. That's why we scrapped half an album - we were overthinking what we were doing."
He explained that after recognising they were overthinking things and culling those songs that didn't fit, things ran more smoothly.
Pritchard said, "Once we stopped doing that, all the tunes came really quickly and easy."
The boys seem to being doing something right as their third album has debuted in Britain's top 10 earlier this month.