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Jim Adkins Talks with Alt. Press

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World talked with Alt. Press about their new album:

    You did some songwriting with Sam Hollander (Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes,” Fitz And The Tantrums’ “HandClap”) for this album. Even though those songs didn’t make the cut, was that a way to avoid stasis—to get in a room with a stranger, be vulnerable and try to approach writing from a different creative place?

    I wouldn’t entirely count those songs out yet, but we didn’t end up finishing them for this record. It’s fascinating to me: I love the craft of it. Everybody approaches it a different way. Everybody has a different kind of aural tradition of how they figured it out or was taught to them. The same thing goes for people who produce records: Everybody makes records a little bit differently. When you get the chance to work with somebody else, you learn so much.

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  2. bradsonemanband

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    jk jk. I'd love to hear those songs. Hope they finish and release them eventually.
  3. Man, I would love to just spend a day talking with Jim. He seems like such a wise soul. So excited for this record.
  4. Eml182


    Jim Adkins has aged zero years since the band formed. He even sounds the same!
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  5. .K.

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    I’m sort of glad Surviving is problem all them.

    I wouldn’t be against them taking whatever songs they didn’t finish with the writer and make an EP or get a single of two out of it. It’s Jimmy, so I can’t imagine whatever they were doing was bad.
  6. fredwordsmith

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    Jim Adkins is approaching Paul Rudd-esque levels of not aging.
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