About a month ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio
) and discuss the band's first single, the upcoming new album My Shame Is True
, and what it was like working with Bill Stevenson and Milla Jovovich. You can read it here
I think that the things that inspired me is other music. I kind of went back, I was listening to The Idiot, for instance, when I hiked. That was like my hiking record. And it just sort of formulated from there and my mindset was just – I kind of wrote the song while I was hiking and I came back and just started writing it down. We all like those magic three chords and we’re influenced by the music that we love.