Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World

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Jimmy Eat World Talk About Their New Album ‘Surviving’

October 21, 2019

Jimmy Eat Worlds' new album ‘Surviving’ is very different than any of their previous work. 

While out doing press for the band tenth studio album, frontman Jim Adkins talked with SPIN about working with producer by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and the album's title. 

Adkins says the album title ‘Surviving’, is just that. 

“It’s really hard for me to celebrate the small victories, but it’s so important because that’s what’s going to give you momentum to take on the bigger problems, the real stuff that you have to uncover and dig at. You don’t get the perseverance to actually take that on without some wins on the smaller level. It’s important because that’s all we have, really.”

Adkins went on to say that working with Justin Meldal-Johnsen is a true pleasure and was more than happy to work with him again. Meldal-Johnsen previously worked with Jimmy Eat World on their 2016 album ‘Integrity Blues’.

“Justin’s great. He has such a wide range of experience and interests. Some producers you work with because there’s a sound that’s associated with them, but I think with Justin, you really get that he’s helping you with your record. He’s not making his record.”