Rock, Covid, And Touring With Shadow People Drummer Percy Bergeron
Hello, thank you for joining us today. How are you?
I’m Percy. I’m the drummer for Shadow People and I feel fucking great.
Tell us a bit about your new album, what was writing and recording for this album like?
It was fucking hot because the studio we recorded in had no AC. I always have the most fun doing improvs while recording. A lot of the times we smoke weed and just play what comes out.
Given the current state of the world, did it poise any issues towards the completion of the
No. It was all recorded before the pandemic.
Of course the current state of things isn't ideal, have you started to plan for what comes next
once the world starts opening up again?
Yes. We just purchased a van and we plan on touring the south for starts.
Tell us a bit about yourself as a musician, who influences you?
growing up, I would say my dad. I would play drums to KISS at a young age. Any emotional meltdown will drive me to playing music. Keeping to myself helps me write and covid has put me in that position.
Who is your biggest bucket list band you've shared the stage with? Who would you love to
share the stage with next?
I played with Chris Lott from As Cities Burn about five or six years ago. He asked if he could help me wrap my cables and I thought that was fucking hilarious!
If there was a band to play with next, it would be As Cities Burn. I still listen to ‘Son I loved you at your darkest’ to this day.
What are some of the main themes behind the new album? What story are you trying to
I think Matt, lyrically was trying to convey his battles with drug addiction. I think in ways we make fun of Baton Rouge hence the “M” on Batom. That’s our hometown.
Last but not least, is there any message you would like to share with your fans?
Thank you so much for your time!
It’s been 8 years. We want to thank everyone for their support. When shows come back, we would love to have you.