In Jimmy Eat World songs, the protagonist is often on the cusp of a poignant epiphany, the accompanying strains of emotional pop-rock mirroring the narrative. That holds for “Something Loud,” the new tune self-released by the Arizona rockers on Friday (June 10).
The wistful pop-rock number looks back on the past — in this case, the lyric’s central character is likely Jimmy Eat World singer-songwriter Jim Adkins himself. Still, it keeps things fresh by further distilling what Jimmy Eat World does best — charting youth’s bloom through cinematic rock music that doesn’t seem to age, much like Adkins’ boyish visage.
Watch the music video near the bottom of this post.
“Something Loud” throws back to Jimmy Eat World’s early days. The lyrics mention a “show in ’95” to illustrate the band’s formative years in Phoenix. But its message ultimately lands on eschewing the past to move forward. “There’s a moment that you die / Or you move on to live,” Adkins sings. “Every one of us did.” If you like the song, it’s now available here.
Jimmy Eat World’s latest album is 2019’s Surviving. The group’s early efforts — 2001’s Bleed American, 1999’s Clarity and 1996’s Static Prevails — helped define emo rock at the turn of the millennium. Later this summer, Jimmy Eat World hit the road in North America. See the dates below and get tickets here.
NEW MUSIC PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week’s new songs by liking Loudwire’s “Weekly Wire” playlist on Spotify, updated every Friday with 50 fresh tracks.
Jimmy Eat World, “Something Loud”
Jimmy Eat World Summer + Fall 2022 North American Tour Dates
Sept. 8 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rock Hall Live *
Sept. 9 – Columbus, Ohio @ KEMBA Live *
Sept. 10 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Four Chord Fest
Sept. 11 – Detroit, Mich. @ Saint Andrew’s *
Sept. 13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue *
Sept. 14 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater *
Sept. 16 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Pageant *
Sept. 18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
Sept. 20 – Richmond, Va. @ National
Sept. 21 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Mulcahy’s *
Sept. 23 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom *
Sept. 24 – Providence, R.I. @ The Strand Theatre *
Sept. 25 – New Haven, Ct. @ Toad’s Place *
Sept. 26 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground *
Sept. 28 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live *
Sept. 29 – Toronto, Ontario @ History *
Oct. 1 – Ocean City, Md. @ Oceans Calling
Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ When We Were Young
Oct. 23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ When We Were Young
Oct. 29 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ When We Were Young
* With Charly Bliss
10 Pop-Punk Guitarists Who Can Totally Shred
Take a closer look and listen.