“Through all the twists and turns, I can definitely relate to songs and lyrics at different periods of my life. It’s kind of cool to think about, when you follow along as a band grows, you find the similarities in your own life.
When I was younger, Jimmy Eat World had an album called Futures. At that point in my life I was just starting my career. A lot of those songs were about the sacrifices you make. The things you may or may not leave behind to get to the goals you have in life.
Then a few years later I was going through a difficult period of time, trying to reconcile with my wife, we were trying to make things work. And that was when Damage came out, it was more about heartache and breakups and things like that. So that song and that album really resonated with me, I could really relate to a lot of those lyrics.
And there’s a new song called Love Never. It’s funny how the tone changes over the years, but it’s all about putting in the work for a relationship and not always getting a great reward for that work. And for me, again, like timing of my life, it makes sense to me. I get that!
Looking back on those songs, even now a few years removed. As much as they meant to me at the time, some of them mean even more now. It’s like the songs have evolved over time with me. Like they have a life of their own.”