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Jim Adkins talks going solo: “It’s challenging”

Jim Adkins swung by the UK earlier this month to perform at London’s Union Chapel, with his new solo project. “This year is a result of me trying to do something different between band records and it just led to this,” he says in the new issue of Upset, out Friday 18th September.

“I wasn’t sure exactly if ‘something different’ meant producing, solo work, co-writing or starting a yoga studio. It just evolved into me doing a series of singles and a solo acoustic tour.”

“I’m here by just following the natural progression of saying yes to shit,” the Jimmy Eat World frontman continues. “I’m discovering things about it that I hadn’t anticipated before, and that’s cool. It’s challenging in a way that playing with the band isn’t.

“In a band setting you’re responding off what you’re hearing. By yourself, you are solely in charge of leading the momentum and direction of what’s happening and you can change that depending on how you feel at any point. It’s a meditative process in a way.”

Read more in the October issue of Upset, out Friday 18th September. Pre-order your copy here, or take out a subscription.

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