“This is a pretty defining record for us,” admits Gilbert. “We’ve been a hardcore band for a while and this is our first transition into more of this rock/emo that we’re doing. Writing a record like this felt more true to who I am as an individual but also who our band is.”
Partially, the expanded, expansive sound is a result of the members getting older and their outlook and taste in music changing with age. These songs are slower, more forlorn, more introspective than anything the band has made before and there’s a sense of self-awareness about that as much as there is about these songs.