When we started writing I actually blocked out a lot of how I felt about struggles as a band and losing two members and friends. It started to be a problem when I had this intense bout with writer's block. All my lyrics were garbage. There were crumpled pieces of lined paper all over my room. It was frustrating. I let myself go a little bit in the interludes and in a few lines of a couple different songs and just told myself, "It's OK to [be] honest. … Just don't be mean about it."
This album had different elements they had never threw into their old music. That being said I liked this one much better than the previous 3. I feel that the band has been reshaped but matured in the process and really and truly thats a great thing for them and the fans!