If you ask a group of 20 people what “success” means to them, there is a decent chance you are going to get 20 different answers.
During a recent conversation with AndrewHaug.com, Max Cavalera opened up about what the word means to him.
While talking about success, the Soulfly frontman also expressed that he wants to make a “perfect” album, for he feels he has not done that yet. Here is what Max Cavalera had to say about what success means to him (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“The meaning of the word ‘success’ is different for me from most other artists. For me, success is being surrounded by the people you love doing what you love. That’s it. It’s as simple as it gets. It’s super simple.
“But for a lot of people, it’s hard to find that; some people struggle with that a lot. And it took me a long time to realize that, really, that’s all you need. That’s all I need, man. I don’t need the Grammys. That stuff, it’s cool if it comes — whatever — and if it doesn’t, it’s still good.”
“The key thing, though… Some people get confused… If you find satisfaction around you with your family and friends that you’re gonna lose the hunger. I don’t think so. I’m still hungry. I wanna get it. I wanna make this perfect record. I don’t think I’ve done it yet. In my mind, I think I still can do it. I haven’t done it.
“And people come to me, ‘But you did ‘Chaos A.D.’. You did ‘Arise’.’ But in my mind, no. I think it’s still to come. There’s gas left in the tank. I believe in it. And it’s possible, man. It’s just cool. I think the chase is what makes it cool. The struggle is the glory. Like John Lennon said, ‘Life is what happens to you when you’re making plans.’ It’s exactly that.
“So, both things [can be true]. I’m extremely happy with friends and family and all my projects, but I’m also hungry. I wanna create more meaningful music all the time. That’s why I listen to music all the time. I wanna still do different stuff. Because that’s the magic beauty of music; it’s never ending.”
In your opinion, do you think Max has made a perfect record? Below you can check out the full interview featuring the Soulfly frontman.