The video was co-directed by the band and Austin Gavin.
In “Something Loud,” Jim Adkins cries out, hoping to learn just how much or little people change over time. Some ideas persist, molding the minds they live inside while others disappear after a moment’s consideration.
The video’s construction is relatively simple. Jimmy Eat World perform the song with amazing vigor, but the visual undermines their energy with its lack of color. Even here, the track’s message remains clear and the band will push to remain a “part of something loud” even as other aspects begin to fade away.
Adkins spoke on the song’s meaning in a press release.
“While I thought I made the most of the early band days, I realize now I missed some stuff,” Adkins says. “You’re in such a hurry to grow out of the formidable years. Like shit-togetherness is going to magically arrive when you hit some age you thought ‘grownups’ were. Yeah, it doesn’t work that way. But maybe the thing age and experience do reveal is that pivotal moments are hard to grasp when you are in them.
Jimmy Eat World are set to tour the U.S. with Charly Bliss starting Aug. 19 in Denver. Be sure to get your tickets here.
Check below for “Something Loud” and a list of tour dates
Jimmy Eat World 2022 tour dates
08/19 – Denver, CO @ KTCL’s Big Gig*
09/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Rock Hall Live
09/09 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
09/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Four Chord Music Festival*
09/11 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
09/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
09/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ RiotFest*
09/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
09/21 – Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
09/23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/24 – Providence, RI @ The Strand Theatre
09/25 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
09/26 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
09/28 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live
09/29 – Toronto, ON @ History
10/01 – Ocean City, MD @ Oceans Calling*
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young*
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young*
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young*
* = festival date