Interview : Robert Cavuoto
One of the most spirited rockers today is undoubtedly singer/guitarist Jacob Cade, who’s seemingly never-ending energy, has landed him opening slots with Steel Panther, Winger, and Dokken. He has also been busy working on his new EP Hunger, with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger as well as Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan.
I caught up with Jacob to discuss the making of Hunger and working Lzzy and Rachel.
Robert Cavuoto: You have a new EP coming out, when can we expect it?
Jacob Cade: The specific date is not set yet as we are still having conversations with our business team to decide. For now, we have two singles called “What’s Your Problem” and “Icky Nikki” that have been released.
Robert Cavuoto: How many songs will be on it?
Jacob Cade: There will be six songs on the EP, and it’s called Hunger.
Robert Cavuoto: I really liked the vibe on “What’s Your Problem,” what can you tell me about its creation?
Jacob Cade: This song was fun to write. Rachel Bolan and I put our minds together and came up with a killer punk sounding raw track. The moral of the song is fighting back at the people that always seem to have a problem with you. Standing up for yourself and being proud of who you are, even if you are different.
Robert Cavuoto: Where do you pull your inspiration from when writing songs?
Jacob Cade: I get all of my inspiration from all different places. Most of the time they are from my life experiences and sometimes I’ll make up stories or speak from my beliefs.
Robert Cavuoto: You have worked with Lzzy Hale and Rachel Bolan, what was that experience like and what have you learned from them?
Jacob Cade: The experience was a dream come true. It was surreal being able to put my creative mind together along with my heroes such as Rachel Bolan and Lzzy Hale. I learned so much from them; the list goes on and on. They reassured me on my songwriting techniques, they gave me lyrical advice and shared better ways to sing and play guitar when recording. They also taught me how to be a cooler and better person.
Robert Cavuoto: What gear did you use to record the EP?
Jacob Cade: We used endless amounts of equipment on this EP. Guitar-wise we went a little crazy with over 25 different guitars, thanks to Michael Wagener’s amazing collection. Michael had a genius ear for how to make guitars tracks sound massive just by layering different guitars tones. It was like being in a candy shop! As far as amps are concerned, we went through a Kemper at all times. Michael is a mastermind at profiling different heads and tones into that piece of machinery. It was definitely a different experience for me in the amplifier world.
Robert Cavuoto: What do your friends say about you being in a band and think of your music?
Jacob Cade: My friends enjoy the fact that I am in a band. Very supportive and really want me to succeed. As far as the music is concerned, they love it, but it is very different from what they usually listen to.
Robert Cavuoto: What does success look like to you?
Jacob Cade: To me, success is being able to do what you love for the rest of your life and not regret a single thing about what you’ve chosen to do.