Taking Back Sunday is back, baby! The beloved Long Island emo band will release its seventh full-length album, Tidal Wave, on September 16 via Hopeless Records. The band sat down with Entertainment Weekly to detail the upcoming album.
Frontman Adam Lazzara said of the release, "Tidal Wave is a bit of a departure but I don’t think its coming out of left field. We realize anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday."
When asked about being branded with the "emo" title, Lazzara said the following:
“Look, in my mind every album anyone’s ever written is an emo album because there’s a lot of emotion that goes into all of that. You can’t listen to ‘Hey Jude’ and tell me that’s not an emo song. I don’t like being pigeonholed because I think there’s more to it than that. I think this record highlights that very well, so no I wouldn’t consider it an emo record in the traditional sense of the word...With our first records, we’re writing from the perspective of 17, 18-year-old kids and now it’s like as you grow older the blinders get pulled back and you have a different way of looking at the world around you.”
Fans of the band might find the following quote of interest: “Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to. We’d like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club?” Here's hoping it happens!