Was there a precise moment when you felt you could write again?Josh: I kind of had like a nervous breakdown for a while, and it was just six months of feeling awful, and then I was sitting in the hospital, feeling really dark, I was just kind of there solo, and I kind of had this moment of clarity where I was like, ‘I can’t make my mom better, there’s nothing I can do about that, I had to sort of accept that. And then I came out of the hospital and went straight to the studio. Mike: You sort of have to let a person in general, whatever their life is, go through the process themselves. in November, with a couple of Quebec dates at the end, but what can the rest of Canada expect in the way of an arena tour and production (believed to be next spring)?But I think we want to create one of our own ‘80s adventure movies. Josh: She’s still fighting, but dementia just gets worse and worse. In what’s both a blessing and a curse, Josh Ramsay is wired so that restraint isn’t an option.“I don’t know if you find this, but I find in my own life that everything is always in extremes,” says the immensely quotable frontman for Vancouver hit-makers Marianas Trench, interviewed at Kitsilano’s Calhoun’s café.“It was very difficult but you know it was also very invigorating.
When he finally decided to pull himself out of his hole with his art, he did it the only way he knew how: by going at the creation of full on, keeping a relentless schedule until the album was complete.“The guys in the band were really awesome about giving me space and stuff when I was feeling shit,” Ramsay says gratefully.“But I realized that I needed to do my job and do it well again. And I needed to do something bold.” Here are some interesting things about Josh Ramsay.He’s the lone boy and the youngest—by far—of five kids born to musically oriented parents Miles Ramsay and Corlynn Hanney.For a long time, Ramsay dealt with this by retreating into the darkness and pushing those close to him away.There were plenty of bleak days over the past couple of years, enough of them that the frontman finally realized he had a decision to make.