In their 16 years together, The Avett Brothers have been through a lot. From divorce to disease, there's been a sense of melancholy that's at times overshadowed the immense success of band members Seth Avett, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon. With the folk rockers' eighth studio record, the group finds themselves contemplating some of the darker experiences they've had throughout their years together. If anything, the title of the album says it all: "True Sadness."
With the help of iconic producer Rick Rubin, the band took a different approach to the recording process. They stripped down the songs, recorded them, remixed them and recorded them again. Backed by a seven-piece band, bassist Bob Crawford says "True Sadness" is “new territory for us having a full-band and recording after hearing remix of recordings.