Written by Steve
On September 29th, Jimmy Eat World announced on Twitter that they would be working with Mark Trombino once again for their next batch of songs. Mark had worked with the band since 1995, helping them put out some of their most successful works such as Static Prevails, Clarity, and Bleed American. However, during the production of Futures, the band decided to go with a different approach and hired Gil Norton. While the the Stay On My Side Tonight EP was produced by Trombino, the relationship between the band and Mark had become strained, and they did not get together to produce Chase This Light.
There’s no guarantee that Mark Trombino will be on board for the entire production, the fans were happy to hear that they were back together, since the band’s most creative music was produced by him. If all goes well, the upcoming album will be the band’s fifth album with Trombino, and their second produced in their Tempe, Arizona studio.
In addition to this announcement, Jim Adkins played one of the new songs on September 17th, at the Modified Art Center in Arizona. “Walk Away” sounded like a slower Clarity-era song with a few modern touch-ups. Although the song sounded great, it was played without the rest of the band, and it will probably have a different instrument arrangement for the new record. This is potentially the third new song for the album, “Stop” being the first, originating from the Chase This Light demos, and a currently untitled track that was played for the first time at the KROQ Weenie Roast in may.