When I had the idea for this series “Processing Belief Through Music,” I wrote out a wish list of songwriters I’d want to speak to. David Bazan was at the top of my list. His songwriting has been a major part of the soundtrack for over a decade now. Scheduling an interview proved that perseverance can be damn hard, but rewarding. As I spoke to TW Walsh and then Derek Webb, Bazan seemed to be the connective tissue of the conversations. It was an honor to be able to speak with David Bazan about his new album and his perspectives on wrestling with belief through songwriting.
TW Walsh kicks off our series “Processing Belief Through Music.” I’ve been a fan of his music since discovering The Soft Drugs in 2008. Before that, TW spent time on the road and in the studio as a member of Pedro The Lion. Since he didn’t grow up around “Christian Culture,” his insights as an outsider looking in are valuable.