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.