Was the album fairly easy to make? The way you went about recording it was different from your other records.
Jinxx: "That's true. It wasn't entirely easy. We had to go outside our comfort zones a bit. On previous records, Jake and I would write all the music first and demo it, and then Andy would compose melodies. This time, we'd start with a lyric or vocal idea, and then we'd do the music to fit."
Pitts: "It was both easier and harder. Yeah, the way that we wrote the music was different for us – and so that was hard at first. It was cool to try it a new way and challenge ourselves. Once we got going, it was great to track guitars at my place while they did bass and drums in the studio. Jinxx and I were able to get a lot done in a shorter amount of time."
There's a very pronounced electronic underpinning to the song In The End. Are either of you big electronic music fans?
Jinxx: "That's something John influenced in our sound. It's kind of a new thing for us."
Jake, there are loads of harmonized guitar parts on that song – the whole album, really. Do you actually double and triple your parts?
Pitts: "I do. On leads, I'll record parts and pan them left and right. For choruses, there can be three and four guitars or even more going on – a main lead, an octave part and a bunch of rhythms. I think I'm pretty accurate. Sometimes it's difficult to match things up, but I find I can usually nail 'em pretty spot-on."