ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jason Charles Miller likes to keep busy.
When the rock singer is not fronting industrial rock band Godhead, he’s either working on solo music or voicing various animated characters.
“It’s just something that I enjoy,” he says of being busy. “I’m the type of person who gets real antsy when I’m not productive.”
|Jason Charles Miller
With Scattered Hamlet
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
WHERE: Hooligans, 9800 Montgomery NE
HOW MUCH: $10 at the door. All ages
Miller is currently on a monthlong solo tour with only two days off.
“It’s a crazy tour for me right now,” he says as he pulls into Des Moines, Iowa. “I’m trying to get some of my solo music to take off and get it to as many fans as I can.”
Miller released “Uncountry” in late 2011 and has been touring in support of it for the past three months.
He says being a solo artist is not very different from fronting a band.
“In Godhead, I was the primary writer for the band, but we all had an opportunity to contribute to the end result,” he explains. “With this project, I feel more pressure because it’s just me. Sure, I have a band that travels with me, but it’s my music and my vision. I am the only one responsible if it succeeds or fails. On this tour, I really have my work cut out for me.”
When it comes to writing for his solo work, Miller says the process is only a little different from writing in a band.
He says that he’s a big believer in collaborating with others when writing.
“With the band, we’d all pitch in on the songs,” he explains. “When it’s my own music, I have a team of writers that I work with in Nashville and I feel comfortable with them. It’s just nice to see how someone else’s thought process works. I enjoy the writing time that I get.”
Although Miller is on tour, he’s already looking forward to his next album.
“It’s about 70 percent done,” he says. “I need to get back to the studio and rework some songs. It’s just been a great year for music.”
In addition to a new solo record, Miller is planning to get back together with Godhead and release a new album.
During his down time, he also finds time to voice characters in animated series such as “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” Ghost in the Shell” and “Wonder Woman.” He’s also voiced characters in video games such as “World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King,” “Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles” and “The Last Remnant.”
“Anime and video games are just another avenue for me to stay busy,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to do this kind of work, and I think it’s a complete contrast to what I do on a regular basis.”