Sometimes, you just have to walk away. That’s one of the many life lessons that Evan Thomas Weiss details on his forthcoming Into it. Over it. album, Figure, and specifically on his new song We Prefer Indoors, out today. Written about a short-lived relationship that went on for much longer than it had to, it’s about rediscovering your self-confidence; an exercise in patience and trusting one’s gut.
Into it. Over it.’s last album, 2016’s Standards, found the project drifting into new territories, recreating the blueprint for what the emo genre could become in the years to follow. Now, four years later, Weiss returns to an entirely new landscape but once again, innovation becomes the beating heart of everything he creates. Songs like We Prefer Indoors prove that Evan’s never ending quest for transformation is alive and well – both sonically and emotionally – as he continues to explore different ways of updating a sound that some might say he’s already perfected.
Its corresponding video follows a day in the life of IIOI –– including Weiss, Adam Beck (Drums), Matthew Frank (Bass) and Joe Shadid (Guitar) –– as they prepare for a gig unlike any gig they’ve ever played before.
Directed by Chicago directing duo coool (John TerEick and Jake Nokovic), the entire video was able to be shot while practicing social distancing. It features guest appearances from some of Chicago’s finest: Mike Kinsella (American Football), Bob Nanna (Braid / Hey Mercedes), Christine Goodwyne and Nicollete Sara (Pool Kids), Erik Czaja (Dowsing / Pet Symmetry), Marcus Nuccio (Ratboys / Pet Symmetry), Jared Karns (Their/They’re/There), Andy Hendricks (Annabel), and more.