We recently snagged Ace Enders for a few minutes to talk about his new album, his tour and all the other shenanigans going on in his life. Below is the transcription of my time with Mr. Nice Guy.
Jack Appleby of Mind Equals Blown: We’re here with Ace Enders from I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business. Ace, you’re out here on the Copeland farewell tour with Deas Vail and Person L. How’s everything going so far?
Ace Enders: Everything’s going wonderful, it’s been an amazing tour. It’s great, can’t ask for more.
MEB: Are these bands you’re a fan of?
AE: Of Course! These are bands that I’ve been friends with a long time. It’s great to be able to tour with people you’re friends with. It’s exciting to be fans of the band so you’re entertained every night.
MEB: You just released a record under the I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business titled The World We Know. You released about a year ago under the name Ace Enders and A Different People. Why did you go back to this band name?
AE: It just feels right, you know? It just feels good right now, and I love it.
MEB: You have a handful of records under your belt now. What was different unique about this one in the writing process?
AE: This one was definitely…..it was different than all of them. Definitely did it a little different than all of them, but nothing too crazy different.
MEB: Let’s talk about this record for a second. It obviously flows very well, it definitely feels like the one track feel. Is there going to be a single from this one?
AE: Possibly, not sure yet. I didn’t make it to have singles, but I mean, who knows. If something happens naturally where it’s not going to be forced and it’s a natural single, then yeah, but if not, then no.
MEB: So you have this band, you have Ace Enders and a Million Different People; obviously your legacy started with The Early November. You have kids requesting songs every other show, you have people asking if there will ever be a reunion. What does that mean to you at this point in your career?
AE: I mean, it’s awesome that people cared about it, and I really really appreciate it, you know, it’s just like…the band’s not gonna get back together and I’m really happy that they care about it. It means the world to me that everyday that people say stuff like that. I’m forced to move on, so unfortunately there’s nothing I can do to help anyone out *laughs*.
MEB: What can we expect to hear from you on your sets this tour? Is it going to be mostly your new stuff?
AE: It’s a good mix of old and new. It’s like half and half.
MEB: Now you also have your own studio, the Living Room. Are you producing anything right now, is there anything coming out of there you’re working on?
AE: I’m working on this guy named Allred, finishing up, it’s really awesome, it’s really really great. Other than that there’s a bunch of bands that I’ve been doing, there’s a band called Move Out West, they’re really cool. I think they’re going to be really good.
MEB: Is there anything else you’d like to say at this point?
AE: Thank you to everyone for your continued support, even though I’m not The Early November *laughs*.