To anyone now in their twenties or thirties, Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” was a go-to pop punk emo anthem about growing up and fitting in, while also doing exactly the opposite. And it turns out for Prince Fox, the song meant the same thing.
The songwriter/producer -- known for remixing songs and his own original tracks featuring the likes of Bella Thorne and Hailee Steinfeld -- put his own spin on the 2001 classic, and he’s dropping it exclusively through Billboard.
“Jimmy Eat World’s album Bleed American was basically the soundtrack to my high school career,” the songwriter/producer tells Billboard. “I played lead guitar in my schools band that played “The Middle” at our graduation. Most importantly though, I absolutely loved the song and thought it would be cool to do a more chilled out, windows down version of the song as the weather finally starts to get warm again this month and next.”