As many Sevendust fans are aware of, aside from Witherspoon each member of the band started side projects in 2012. Clint Lowery (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Morgan Rose (drums) joined forces with Rek Mohr (Hurt) and Alan Price (Souls Harbor) to form the group, Call Me No One, which released their debut album, Last Parade, on June 5th, 2012. Around the same time, John Connolly (rhythm guitar) and Vinnie Hornsby (bass) co-founded the band, Projected, with former Submersed guitarist, Eric Friedman, and Creed/Alter Bridge drummer, Scott Phillips. Projected also released their first album in June of last year entitled, Human.
Of course, this left many wondering if Witherspoon would too begin a side project of his own. And after talking with the singer, it’s clear he has his eyes set on embarking on a solo album sometime soon. Sevendust fans will not have to worry about the future of the band though; while Witherspoon was excited to talk about recording material on his own, he made a point to say Sevendust is and will always be his first priority. “Once this album has taken its course and Sevendust slows down again, I’ll start working on my solo stuff. I feel that life and music is like a chess game, and so I’m waiting to make my next move…I think it will always have that Sevendust sound to it. When I sing and people hear my voice, I have to believe they’ll compare it to Sevendust which I don’t mind because that’s where my roots are. But I think my stuff will definitely have rock and a lot more soul. Sevendust has a groove but I think I’ll be a little bit different. And I plan on not shutting the door to anyone who would want to work with me. I’m a lover of music and it doesn’t have to just be one way for everything.”
After their U.S. tour with Lacuna Coil and Coal Chamber concludes, Sevendust has plans to head overseas to play shows this summer.