In a new issue of Rock Sound Magazine, Four Year Strongreveal that their future didn't look too bright at points during the In Some Way, Shape or Form process. The full interview is only available in the print magazine, but this quote was offered:
If anyone's seen the videos or been to AP Tour, it looks like band didn't even try to cover up Josh's old spot. I figured everyone should shift over to stage left a little, so Joe would be on stage right, Dan on stage left and Alan in the middle. Instead, it kind of looks like they left the spot open. I dunno, it's kind of off-putting.