Thank you Jake for doing this interview with us! We’re honoured to have you on the cover of Envy! We’re all huge fans here at Envy of your band, The Mighty Storm. We’re going to start off with some questions about your love life and your new album. Fans are itching for this new album; I imagine you’re excited to finally give it to them. From what we’ve all heard so far, I can tell you guys are going to sky rocket to number 1 once again!
Thanks sweetheart, yeah really excited about the new album.
What was it like to see Tru for the first time after 12 years?
Like Heaven and Hell. Fuckin amazing to see her again after all those years – nothing could have prepared me for it. And sheer fuckin torture, because I had no idea how long I was going to be able to keep her there with me for.
When you two reconnected I can imagine you were over the moon about it. With Tru coming on tour with you to write your autobiography did that help you two reconnect after that time apart? Fans are obsessed with you two! They love the star crossed lovers reconnecting with one another after years apart.
The connection between us with back immediately, it had never gone, even through all our years apart. But being together on tour certainly didn’t hurt, bring us a closeness we’d never had a chance to have before, if you catch my meaning
After hearing your new song ‘Everything is you’ that you wrote about your fiancée Tru, we get a glimpse into your love for one another. Finding a love like that is rare, how do you make your relationship work with travelling and have women all around the world falling at your feet?
It works because we don’t have to work at our feelings for one another. They’re fixed, strong and solid. We’re solid. Losing each other isn’t even an option, so other things don’t even come into play. I see Tru in everything, nothing else matters but her.
It isn’t a secret you’ve struggled with drug addiction. You’ve been sober almost a year now so congrats to you for that! How do you deal with overcoming your addiction with temptation all around you?
Thank you. I take each day at a time. I don’t think, ‘I’ve been clean for a year – go me.’ I simply think each night as I go to bed, ‘another day clean – I’ve done fuckin good’. Assessing my sobriety in time longevity just doesn’t work for me. And at the end of it all, I have my anchor, Tru, keeping me grounded, reminding me the very reason why I want to stay clean.
Can you tell us a little about your foundation you started after losing your friend and band mate Jonny?
It was just something I wanted to do in his memory, as a way to help others.
Well I for one think it’s an amazing thing, I myself was in a car accident a few months back, it was terrifying and the healing afterword very difficult. So I know families truly appreciate all the help you’re able to give them either to help with medical bills, or heaven forbid funeral costs.
Onto the next one, fans are impatiently awaiting the release of your new album. We know this is the first album without Jonny, and you’ve officially replaced with him Smith. How was it making this album without him?
I’ll be honest, it was hard at first. But Smith made it easier. He’s a great guy, and he has never once tried to step into Jonny’s shoes, Smith wanted his own sound, to make his own mark, and I respect him for that. I know it can’t have been easy for him.
Where do you see yourself five years from now??
Five years from now, I see myself married to the girl of my dream, surrounded by a bunch of mini Tru’s. Still as happy as I am now. Making music with my band.
Okay, now onto some fun questions!
I’m always hearing you in other interviews talking about the song Hurt, that’s been done by Johnny Cash, and Nine inch Nails. What is the difference between the song hurt being sung by Johnny cash versus nine inch nails?
Aside from the musical aspect…. for me, when Reznor wrote it, he was in a whole different place to where Johnny Cash was when he was covering it. Reznor was going through his stuff, whereas Cash was reminiscing about all the things he did wrong.
The girls and some guys are dying to know Jake…boxers or briefs?
Tell us something about you that fans have no idea about? Any secret talents or hobbies?
Well, I have a few talents, but I don’t think Tru would be happy if I shared them with you
Oh I can just imagine. You’re making myself and our readers blush! Any who…We know you and Tru have a baby on the way, have you had any sympathy pains? Crazy cravings?
Ha! No, none of that. But I do sympathize with the tough time Tru is having with the pregnancy. Our baby is a wriggly, active one – so I’m doing my best to help her as much as I can.
What about Tru? We all love the idea of the bad boy rocker running around pampering his pregnant fiancée.
Of course she has me running around! Getting up me out of bed at 3am because she’s hungry for a sandwich – and was just last night. Hence the reason for the sunglasses today – I’m fuckin tired!
You think you’re tired now…just wait! Okay, onto the next question,
Do you have any crazy rituals you perform before going on stage?
None. A kiss from my girl, and I’m good to go.
If you had to pick just one song to listen to for the rest of your life what song would it be?
That’s an impossible question! It’d be like asking me to pick my favorite kid!
Well that wraps up our interview with the sinfully sexy lead singer of Wethering the Storm Jake Wethers! Thanks again Jake for doing this interview! We are honoured and hopefully next time we talk to you we can also interview Tru and meet that adorable little baby of yours that’s due in less than a month now! Good luck with the new album and congrats on your engagement and baby. Until next time!
Thanks for having me, it was fun.
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