”I have an 18-month-old daughter, and that’s kind of a consistent and replenishing high. She’s the best. She’s also learning to be a person, which involves her talking back and saying, ‘I don’t want it,’ which is good for a kid and especially for, at least right now, a femme-identifying kid; ‘no’ is not a bad thing early. Music has been really good this year. A lot of touring, which has been great. And a lot of great stuff about to happen.
I think the shared communal low is the scary socio-political climate. But even in that, there’s a high, which is that you’re watching this left grow for what feels like the first time since the ’60s, an actual, vocal, motivated, mobilized, collectivized left. We’re reassessing things that were off the table, like socialism, Marxism, and street movement. The shared nightmare that we’re pushing back against is definitely the low.”
”For this time, I can’t think of a low. There’s not a moment where I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a low.’ The stress of how releasing a new song after many years was going to go—I guess that’s kind of the only low. I felt confident in it, even in my stress of ‘what’s going to happen.’ At my core, it was still like, ‘This is going to be good. This is going to feel good, I’m going to feel very fulfilled from this.’
The high is playing shows again and people screaming the songs back to us, which has never happened. This whole time is just a high. Everything all around has just been good. It’s an amazing new chapter.”
“A low would be seeing what ya’ll went through from your political situation—we’re from Canada. But we’re rooting for you. A high is having the privilege to do stuff like this. I feel pretty lucky that the band gets to do stuff like fly here today. It’s our life and job, and I’m really thankful for that. We’ve been writing new music, finishing up shows here and on the West Coast, and it’s been nice. It’s nice that people have responded to our music and will have us around at these fun events where people look cooler than we do. There’s also a lot of good music coming out.”