Earlier this spring, Taking Back Sunday announced a return to their original lineup that disbanded nearly 8 years ago. With a new album out, and their original lineup intact, Taking Back Sunday lead singer Adam Lazzara says the band could not be getting along better.
“It’s been going great,” Lazzara said of the band’s reunion. “It’s one of those situations where in the past if we had some free time, everyone would go in their separate directions, but now when there is free time we are just hanging out with on another all the time. It really feels like a family vibe.”
Lazzara was recently quoted in an article on Billboard.com saying that the band has already started on their next album together, before their latest self titled album was even released. Lazzara said that his comments as portrayed in the article weren’t exactly accurate.
“I was saying that what we’re doing isn’t just a one shot reunion thing, and that we plan to keep making music and playing together long into the future,” clarified Lazzara. “And I was saying that there has been two years since our last record came out and I would like to see that time between records get a little shorter.”
The band is currently shooting a video for the first single from their recently released self-titled album, a track called “Faith (When I Let You Down).” Of the track, Lazzara says the band took more time recording that song that most others on the album.
“That song actually took the longest to come together, there were probably like 4 or 5 different drafts with the lyrics and the melodies,” he explained. “John had the idea to leave a lot of space in between the verses which is something that we hadn’t really done before. From there it just kind of took off.”
Taking Back Sunday’s self-titled new album is available now.