After teasing fans last week to “stay tuned,” Jimmy Eat World has now revealed the reason why they wanted their fans to keep an eye out for them. Over the weekend, the Arizona-founded band announced the premiere of a brand new song; their first since 2013. The track which is titled “Get Right,” made its world wide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.
Before the song was named the “Rockest Record,” Carter spoke with Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins about the group’s break and the song. As it turns out, the year apart from one another helped with the new record. “It feels like a longtime coming because we didn’t do anything with the band for a solid year,” he tells the DJ.
“I think it just helped us get in touch with things as people, and by that I mean, I think I’m in a place where I’m willing to throw away default responses to problems in life, and I am able to check my ego and really get out. What’s the best way to approach this? What’s the best way to solve this particular issue or problem?”
Carter also asked Adkins whether the album already had a release date scheduled. According to Adkins, at the time of the interview, they did have a release date, but they did not want to announce it quite yet. “We do,” Adkins responds with a chuckle. “We’ll be talking about that soon, but I don’t want to get people’s hopes up and have to backtrack after that.” On Monday (Aug. 22), the release date for the yet-to-be-titled record was reported as Oct. 21.
As for an upcoming tour, it seems very likely. “Image that this is just the beginning of what hopefully will be a healthy, full, extended touring pattern of coming to [the] U.K. and playing all over the place,” Adkins tells Carter. “I can’t wait to play the new songs for people; the record release date can’t come soon enough.”
Watch the lyric video for “Get Right” below.