Interview: I The Mighty’s Brent Walsh talks upcoming album

San Francisco’s I the Mighty have recently revealed Where The Mind Wants To Go, the third single from their highly-anticipated new album Where The Mind Wants To Go / Where You Let It Go due out October 20th on Rude Records.  Already regarded as one of the most progressive voices in alternative rock, the band have tapped into a bigger picture with the upcoming release. They start their four UK date mini-tour with Bayside on 6th December at London’s Garage where you will likely to see a lot of their new songs. Check out the latest single from the album below!

We managed to catch up with vocalist Brent Walsh as he talked about the upcoming release, latest single and more!

How pumped are you for the release of ‘Where The Mind Wants To Go / Where You Let It Go’?

Incredibly excited. It’s always such an amazing feeling when a project that the four of us and so many other people worked so hard on finally greets the world.

Can you tell us something about the album no one knows about?

I don’t know about something that NOBODY knows… but one fun fact is that there are 6 songs on the record that actually tie together into one story. They’re not in order, or labeled as such, but if you connect the dots you should be able to figure it out.

How has the video for Silver Tongues gone down with fans?

From what I can tell people love it! It’s a weird one and it was a lot of fun to make. I feel like our fan base and that of “Dance Gavin Dance” overlap a decent amount so it’s been fun to see how many people are stoked that we finally made a song together.

If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?

Personally, I’d love to write something with Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra. Their most recent album has been one of my favorite records to come out in quite a long time.

So you’re touring with Bayside in December, what venue are you most looking forward to playing?

I think we’re all really excited for the London show. We played our first ever overseas headline show there in the Summer and the energy was crazy.

Are you good friends with the band?

Not yet, but we met Anthony a few times during Warped Tour a couple years back and he was really sweet dude. In addition to both of our bands playing an electric set, we also played the acoustic basement every day and by pure luck we were typically either right before or after one another. That band is flawless live and that tour’s gonna such a good time.

What was your favourite moment while recording the upcoming album?

For me, it was when we’d hear the playback of something we were experimenting with and all four of us would just look at each other and know that it was right. Truth be told we all write and don’t always agree on where a song should go or what a specific part should be, but the moments we’d all collectively click on a moment or part were always my favorite.

What was your first gig that you all ever attended?

Rock show? Green Day, blink 182, and jimmy eat World. But… before that when I was younger I definitely saw the Backstreet Boys… from what I remember, they killed it!

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