I thought of something to say. Hey, this basically goes out to all the band members, how hard was it to record Anywhere but here, since you guys had pressure with the new record company... and the whole Jason thing?? (I didn't want to sound rude, and if I am super sorry).
That's not rude at all. That hard part was writing all these songs we really liked but having the label or Bendeth say it's not radio enough. That was frustrating. The other frustrating part was having everyone not believing in us as a band without Jason. We love Jason and I'll admit he really helped with "A Lesson" but the 6 of us made that record. Anybody can write a great song and give it to a band and that band can either make it even more phenomenal or just play it. We never just played it. We made it better together. I feel like with Jason leaving it sparked Atlantic to make us co-write because they didn't think we could do it ourselves. Who knows? That's just how I feel about it.
Regardless, with the new record, we wanted to write it ourselves and we did. One or two people may have come up with the ideas for the songs but the entire band made the songs better just like we did in "A Lesson". We became a unit again on this record after a major label and a big time producer tried to rip us apart. I'm not gonna stand to let that happen again.