Tim Henson Recalls The Challenges Polyphia Faced In Early Career
Polyphia’s Tim Henson recently provided some insights about the group’s early days during an interview with Kerrang. He shed light on the initial difficulties they experienced when launching their music career.
The musician acknowledged that the band’s beginnings were not easy, marked by a period of uncertainty. However, he pointed out that once they managed to cross this difficult phase, a sense of freedom emerged, allowing the band to explore their creativity without any constraints.
Further in the conversation, Henson expressed his perspective on being a source of inspiration for the new generation of music enthusiasts. He recalled his own experiences as a young admirer of musicians featured on magazine covers, suggesting that he hoped his band might evoke a similar sense of admiration and enthusiasm among today’s youth.
The guitarist gave a first-hand account of the band’s journey, saying:
“It’s like a double-edged blade. The beginning is a lot harder, and then it gets easier as you climb the mountain. At one point, it was like, ‘Who the f*ck do we tour with? Nobody?’ It was just a struggle. But then once you get up the mountain, it’s like, ‘Oh, we could do anything.'”
Reflecting on his role as a modern-day music influencer, he added:
“It’s cool. I remember being a young kid looking up to the people on those magazine covers, and we get to pass it on with our own unique style. Hopefully, there are some kids out there that read these magazines and see us on these covers, and they aspire to create music even better than ours.”
Polyphia’s most recent work, the 2022 album ‘Remember That You Will Die,’ marked a significant achievement in their career. Not only was it their fourth studio album, but it also debuted at number 33 on the Billboard 200, indicating their first notable chart success.