Say Anything’s Max Bemis recently sat down with Spin to chat about the band’s upcoming album, Anarchy, My Dear, which is due out March 13 via Equal Vision Records.
The 27-year-old songwriter opened up about how changing labels impacted the record’s development.
“Changing labels did have a lot of the do with the creative process, with feeling like I could really put my heart and soul into something without straining it or having to be something to somebody because being on an independent label seeing us for exactly what we are,” Bemis said. ”There was a little less pressure to be something that was more mass consumption-ready.”
Bemis said that relieving some of that pressure is evident in the album’s sound.
“You can hear it in my voice,” he said. ”It’s funny, this was hard-ass work, and [as] everyone who really puts themselves into a record does, I almost lost it at one point. But we were allowed to really make the record we wanted to make.”
Read the full interview here, and watch a lyric video for the first single, “Burn A Miracle” below:
For more information and a full list of Say Anything’s 2012 tour dates, visit their official website.