All your demons and fears in a box
Willy Vlautin and his band the Delines’ new album The Imperial is finally out, but its gestation process wasn’t without real trauma, he tells Nadine O’Regan
The Delines’ new record came very close to not being released at all. The American band were halfway through recording their second album, The Imperial, when disaster struck: lead singer Amy Boone was in a parking lot one day when a woman drove right into her, ramming her against the wall.
As Willy Vlautin, songwriter and guitarist with the band recounts, the incident in 2016 was devastating for the Texas-born singer.
“The driver was driving with...
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