Jimmy Eat World's previous release may be less than a year old, but that hasn't stopped the band from planning on returning to their home studio to begin work on the follow up to last year's "Chase This Light."
"We’re kind of feeling like we have a lot of ideas brewed up and we’re going to get cracking on some new music," said bassist Rick Burch. "Actually we have our own home studio that we recorded 'Chase this Light' in. So it’s really convenient,” he said.
“So far, we’re having the attitude of just doing it. And not having the attitude of trying to do anything, and just ‘Let It Happen’. With our other records, sometimes Jim will have a lyric melody or a guitar melody and we’ll build from that. Sometimes we just sit around and make noise and go from there.”
Burch revealed that the band does not currently have plans to work with a producer, but expects that certain producers will be pulled in as the album takes shape.
“It’s always when you’re doing these songs and they’re coming together that names come to mind, and you think 'God, it would be great to get this person working on this song' and something like that might happen so we’re not counting that out,” said Burch.
Burch also said that he's not sure if the band will continue to record under Interscope after they release their next album.
“It’s something we won’t count out. We have one more album to do on our current label, and after that I think we’re free agents. We’ll see what happens then."
Jimmy Eat World is currently preparing to kick off their North American tour in Montreal on July 1.