With its first new album since 2007's "In Defense Of The Genre" out today (Nov. 3), Say Anything stopped by Billboard.com's studios to talk about the "dark," "cheeky" self-titled record, and to play two songs acoustic, "Baby Girl, I'm A Blur" and the new song "Crush'd."
"There's a lot of darkness to Say Anything," frontman Max Bemis said on camera. "I'm really moody and hypercritical. I'm neurotic. Those things get expressed through this album a lot but I'm not really [an] 'everything sucks' type of guy." In another candid moment, Bemis discussed single "Hate Everyone," which recently debuted on the Alternative Songs chart with a bullet. "It's about what I believe is an important stepping stone toward enlightenment, which is an anger and a sort of sense of frustration with mundane things."
Above: Say Anything performs an acoustic version of "Crush'd" from the new self-titled album at Billboard's studios. The video is presented in HD.
Above: Say Anything performs an acoustic version of "Baby Girl, I'm A Blur." The video is presented in HD.