In a scene where bands can easily cling too tightly to restrictive genre conventions, Massachusetts pop punks A Loss For Words stand out as a group who aren’t afraid to take chances. Known for delivering tuneful, aggressive pop punk, they have also taken detours into acoustic EPs and even released an album of Motown cover songs in 2010. Upon the release of AL4W’s most recent acoustic EP, Returning To Webster Lake, singer Matty Arsenault sat down with us to talk collaborations, covers, and the status of his R&B side project.
OS: There’s a video floating around of a guy proposing to his girlfriend during one of your Warped Tour sets. How did that whole thing come about?
MA: Our drummer, Christian, met the kid when he was in a band called I Call Fives. He stayed in touch, was a fan of our band, and wanted to do something special. He talked to Chris and we OK’d [it]. It’s pretty hard to say no to something like that…. Continue reading ‘Exclusive Q and A: A Loss For Words Talk R&B, ‘Returning To Webster Lake’’