Interview: Chris Lewis and Scott Russo of Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law

Recently I was able to schedule a Zoom call with Chris Lewis (lead guitarist) and Scott Russo (lead vocalist) of Unwritten Law to discuss the band’s latest album, The Hum. In this interview, we chatted about the 20th anniversary of Elva, the legacy of Unwritten Law, as well as the songs they are most excited to play live during their upcoming headlining tour of the United States.

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Review: Unwritten Law – The Hum

Just like the famous quote from the character Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III of, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in,” can be directly re-applied to the case of Unwritten Law. The band seemed to have a tough time getting that “magic” back on the past few releases like Swan, and at-times Here’s to the Mourning, something appeared to be slightly out of sync in the band’s delivery. Enter the era of The Hum, and all appears to be heading back on the right course. The Hum is a cohesive and electric collection of songs that fit well from beginning to end, and feature several key songs that keep the listener coming back for repeat listens. While Unwritten Law doesn’t cover a ton of new ground here, getting the train back on the tracks is the most important thing that the band could’ve done here to re-establish their brand of music in the crowded pop-punk realm.

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Review: Unwritten Law – Elva

The fourth studio album from the San Diego-based band, Unwritten Law, brought the group of ton of success in the early part of the 00’s era of pop-punk, and deservedly so. Elva is filled with crisp pop-rock gems including “Up All Night,” “Rescue Me,” “Sound Siren,” and their first chart-topping Modern Rock hit in “Seein’ Red.” Unwritten Law fought through the crowded scene of pop-rockers making a name for themselves like Sum 41, Good Charlotte, and Mest to improve upon their songwriting craft and deliver their most successful album to date in Elva. Produced by John Shanks, Miguel, Josh Abraham, and the band, this remains one of those records I look back fondly upon as it celebrates its 20 year mark. Led by the dynamic and energetic vocals of band leader, Scott Russo, Unwritten Law were starting to really make their mark in the music scene by the end of this album cycle.

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Chat Announcement: Scott Russo from Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law

I’m excited to announce that we’ll be doing our first ever AMA chat on the new website tomorrow with none other than the lead singer of Unwritten Law, Scott Russo. Tomorrow at 3pm PST / 6pm EST we’ll be opening up this thread and members can talk with Scott about their new acoustic album, life on the road, or really anything you’d like. If you haven’t signed up for an account yet, now’s a great time to make sure you’re ready.