"It’s not a question of, ‘I have this much more to go’. It’s either done or it’s zero."
Writing music is an artform, and you can't force art. The moment that you force art, it's no longer real.
This is a process that has always resonated with Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins, and it's something that this last few months has proven to be even more true.
In our recent Video Call with Jim, he revealed what has has been working on in terms of new music for the band. This is what he had to say:
"I’ve been working on the same song for four months now! It might be time to try something different.
"It’s hard to say ‘How complete is this?’, because until it’s done it’s not really anything. It’s not a question of, ‘I have this much more to go’. It’s either done or it’s zero. Progress can happen really quickly or you could be fighting a puzzle for a really long time. It’s nothing until that puzzle is solved. It’s really hard to gauge, ‘Well I only have this much more to go on it’, because I don’t know how much more that is. I’m excited for it. I think it’s got potential. But I don’t know, it’s one of those things.
"Doing the podcast thing is something that I can execute and I can stay busy with and it keeps my imagination going, and I think maybe in a little while the inspiration will catch up to the action. So hopefully I will finish it soon."
Then when asked how him and the rest of the band have been getting on not being able to work in the same room, he said this..
"We’re pretty competent with working remotely with computers. Sending ideas around and then somebody adds to it and then you send it around [again]. We’re pretty confident with that, but we have gotten together at the studio in a cautious, sensible way."
You can catch up with the whole interview below:
And that podcast he was talking about? It's called Pass-Through Frequencies and it's ace. Check out the first episode with blink-182's Mark Hoppus below:
You can pick up the band's latest full-length 'Surviving' from our mates over at Impericon from right HERE