Seether Frontman Shaun Morgan on Mixing Reading With Rocking
Seether frontman Shaun Morgan had a busy year touring in promotion for the band’s latest album ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray.’ With all of this touring, Morgan recently told Loudwire that he likes to occupy his time with a good book while out on the road.
"I always have to have a book of some sort, I mean there’s not one specific book but I am currently reading a Hunter S. Thompson book," reveals Morgan. "I’ve never actually read any of his stuff before so I’m actually gonna go out and see if I can get the entire collection that he put out."
While Morgan admits he's late to discovering Hunter S. Thompson, he's now excited that has the author's whole bibliography in front of him.
"I’m kind of pissed that I haven’t read him up until now, but I was in the airport the other day and I just saw it and I literally read half the book on an hour and a half long flight," adds Morgan. "Usually you get on a plane, you read a couple chapters, you take a nap, I just couldn’t put it down. I’m excited that he’s got plenty of other books out there for me to read."
As for reading in general, Morgan feels it's a great way for a rocker to take the edge off life on the road. "It’s a good way to escape into an alternate universe for a little while; we get caught up in what’s going on around us and it can be quite intense and emotionally and physically draining. Most of the time when you get those hour or two hour breaks and you’re really feeling tired unfortunately we’re like kindergarteners and we need nap time and we need ways to escape. If we can find healthy ways to do that, then it would be much easier than getting into the darker side of things."
Check back with Loudwire for our full Shaun Morgan interview, in which he looks back at the release of 'Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray,' talks about the departure of guitarist Troy McLawhorn and fills us in on Seether's upcoming plans.