Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World have released their powerful new track “Something Loud,” available everywhere digitally. The band also released an accompanying video, which they co-directed alongside Austin Gavin.
Produce by the band and Justin Meldel-Johnson, “Something Loud” has all the qualities that we come to expect of a Jimmy Eat World song: punchy, powerful guitar driven intro, instrumental dynamics, topped off by the earnest lyrics, with Jim Adkins asking, “Do you still feel part of something loud?”
Inspiration struck Adkins as he witnessed the excitement over the announcement of October’s When We Were Young Festival. The overwhelming response to the lineup triggered a period of deep personal and professional reflection:
“While I thought I made the most of the early band days, I realize now I missed some stuff,” Adkins explains. “You’re in such a hurry to grow out of the formidable years. Like s__t-togetherness is going to magically arrive when you hit some age you thought ‘grownups’ were. Yeah, it doesn’t work that way. But maybe the thing age and experience do reveal is that pivotal moments are hard to grasp when you are in them.”
The video for “Something Loud” finds Jimmy Eat World present and reflective—and for good reason, as they live in the moment of this current emo/alt resurgence and embrace the back-to-basics approach. Shot at their studio in black and white, the video is simple, showing a close-knit performance, reminiscent of 2021’s Phoenix Sessions concert film series. This visual, however, was meant to be much different as the band had been collaborating with friend and “555” co-director Mike Gill on over-the-top ideas when they got the tragic news of Mike’s passing. The closing scene is a nod to their late pal.
Touring will remain a priority for the band throughout 2022, with shows overseas in June and July, followed by the headlining Something Loud Tour across North America that begins September 8 in Cleveland.
Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates:
August 19 – Denver, CO – KTCL’s Big Gig*
September 8 – Cleveland, OH – Rock Hall Live
September 9 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
September 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Music Festival*
September 11 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
September 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
September 14 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
September 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
September 18 – Chicago, IL – RiotFest*
September 20 – Richmond, VA – The National
September 21 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
September 23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
September 24 – Providence, RI – The Strand Theatre S
eptember 25 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place September 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
September 28 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
September 29 – Toronto, ON – History
October 1 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling*
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*
October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*
with Charly Bliss
* = Festival Date