Former pop punk legends Jimmy Eat World are back with a brand new album called Surviving on the way October 18th and their new song is, well, it’s kinda country rock.. Not sure what’s happened in the past couple of years (their last good song was ‘My Best Theory’ and even that was a stretch). However, they’ve got older and are far from the Bleed American days it seems, something we can’t hold against them, right!?
On the new release, frontman Jim Adkins says:
“… I realize that I wouldn’t be who I am today unless everything happened exactly the way it did. I can listen back to our records and hear that maybe I was trying to tell myself some things before… but didn’t really want to let them in. Our 1999 album was called CLARITY, but I really wasn’t on a quest for clarity when we put that out.
The crux of the decision is ‘Am I going to do something different or am I going to continue even though I hate who I am right now?’ That’s the difference between surviving and truly living. That’s the point of the songs on SURVIVING.”
So progression and change in order to not hate who you’ve become. That makes sense. But for fans who grew up with that iconic pop punk sound, surely they’ll be alienated by this!? I don’t know, it’s just me, give the new song ‘All The Way (Stay)‘ a spin below and see what you think… Maybe it’ll pass the boot scoot test for you instead!
Pre-Order Surviving here
Jimmy Eat World – Surviving tracklisting
2. Criminal Energy
5. One Mil
6. All The Way (Stay)
8. Love Never