American Hi-Fi singer Stacey Jones says that pop star Miley Cyrus is actually the reason why it took so long for the band to make another album, and the reason why they made another album.
American Hi-Fi lead singer Stacey Jones says that pop star Miley Cyrus is actually the reason why it took so long for the band to make another album, and the reason why they made another album.“I have been music director and drummer for her for about the last four years,” explained Jones during a recent interview with Alternative Addiction. “As director, I hired [American] Hi-Fi guitarist Jamie Arentzen to play as well.”With two key members of American Hi-Fi wrapped up with Cyrus’ day to day on goings, it was extremely difficult for Jones and Arentzen to focus on anything American Hi-Fi. Being Music Director however, Jones said he does get some time to write music, which is actually how the idea for another Hi-Fi record was started.“I was showing Jamie this song I had been working on, and he said ‘You know that sounds a lot like a Hi-Fi song,’ and I thought ‘You know, I think you are right.’ That was kind of the spark that led to the record.”With everything going on with Jones everyday job, it would be easy to imagine that Jones leave American Hi-Fi behind someday, but he says there is something very special about the band making it a very necessary part of his life.“It’s totally like a brotherhood at this point. I’ve known Brian [Nolan] since I was 18 and Drew [Parsons] shortly after, so we’ve known each other for a long time,” said Jones. “It’s kind of nice to be in the position that we are in now, we’re all doing other things, so Hi-Fi isn’t our main thing, and that really takes a lot of pressure off. It allows us to just get together and do what we want to do on our own terms, I feel very lucky to be in that position.”American Hi-Fi’s new album Fight the Frequency is due out August 17th, and marks the first new album from the band in over five years.