Lyrically, things have changed slightly. You know, it’s not 13 songs about girls, where most of our songs in the past have all been about relationships. There are a couple relationship songs on this record, but there’s also a lot of songs that deal with regular life questions, and a lot of things about how you overcome struggles; how do you get past things? Are you even living your life the way you want to? What are you going to do with your life? Are you okay with trying to push through anything to get what you want?
I wouldn’t say stale, because I’m very grateful for our career. But you’re writing the same way for a long time, of course there are going to be things that feel a little bit more routine and comfortable. I think that’s what the song “Selfless” is about. I know — and I don’t mean this in a conceited way — we’ve created this subgenre of music. So, I’m comfortable knowing that I can write songs that I know our fans and people will be into, but that was from a safe point. Now I’m going to push myself without this new way of writing out of this safe zone. “Selfless” is a declaration of where we see ourselves and where we want to be.
We recently talked with Jordan Pundik about New Found Glory's latest record, Resurrection. Check it out here.
There’s nothing wrong with singing about girls. We’ve always sung about relationships and talked about relationships, but this one was a little more focused. There was a point where we thought this band wasn’t going to be a band anymore. When you come to that point where something you hold so close and love so dearly almost comes to an end, it puts things in perspective for you. That was a big thing, especially going into writing this record. This record was a very cathartic record for us.
If you missed the hour long stream last week of the new New Found Glory album (and were one of the tens of people that didn't then just go download the leaked album), you can stream the album over at Rolling Stone India. It hits stores tomorrow.
It’s directed more toward younger bands I meet, and all they talk about is business and numbers, and how many kids showed up to the show, and never once do they mention, “Me and my friend took this stick of dynamite and blew up a Porta-Potty!” which is what we would do back then. No matter how popular we ever were, the focus was always to be sincere and write music from the heart, and be grateful for the career you were given. This whole scene has been building for a long time. If you’re only in it for drawing kids and making money, and if you’re not in it because it’s your passion, then you’re ruining your...
The new record from New Found Glory will be called Resurrection. It's up for pre-order on the UK iTunes with an October 6th release date -- that should put it at October 7th over here.
3) The Worst Person
4) Ready and Willing
5) One More Round
6) Vicious Love
8) Stories of a Different Kind
12) Living Hell
13) On My Own
After a "fan" mentioned they may never go to a New Found Glory show again since Steve is no longer writing the band's lyrics, Chad clarified on Twitter that everyone in the band has helped write over the years and not to worry about the band's next release.
we all wrote. I did my friends over you, story so far, singled out & like 30 others. He just liked saying that in interviews
Upon our return from Warped Tour Australia, Steve made us aware of possible allegations that might be made against him. At that point, not knowing all the details, we made the decision to part ways in order for him to deal with these personal issues. Us 4 members of New Found Glory have given our entire lives to this band and will continue to do so. We’ve been able to play all over the world for the most amazing fans. We can't wait to get in the studio to make a new album and we can't wait to get back on the road! Just coming off the Parahoy cruise and a surprise show in our hometown we are more inspired than ever! Thank you so much...
"There was never any thought, nor will there be any thought or consideration to ever have a fifth member. It's always going to be the four of us. As far as live, we're figuring it out, but we like it better than having an extra person. It's definitely easier to worry about us four than trying to find someone."
"This was a completely different kind of thing for me," Pundik says, referencing the departure from NFG's chugging guitars and sneering punk hooks. "I've always been into alt-country and Americana, and [the song] has that vibe. I was able to tone down my voice a bit, to not to belt so hard."
It is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Steve Klein is no longer a part of New Found Glory. We’ve had our differences with Steve over the years that have led us to this decision. We love Steve however personal differences have guided this decision and we no longer feel we can work with him. Rest assured that New Found Glory will still go on! After the Parahoy Cruise we are planning to write a new record and start this new chapter for our band. We have not decided on who will fill Steve’s position however we will let you know our plans as soon as we figure that out. We love you, our fans, so much and...