Jimmy Eat World have released their hypnotic new track “Place Your Debts” today, accompanied by a video, directed by and starring Jim Adkins. The track, co-produced by the band and Justin Meldal-Johnsen and written in collaboration with Clark Baechle (The Faint) and Denver Dalley (Desaparecidos), arrives on the heels of the instant classic and Top 20 track, “Something Loud,” released in June.
“The ‘debt’ you rack up is the time you spend avoiding doing the work to know yourself,” Adkins explains of the track, “You buy an ending every time you start something, and the cost is determined by how closely you pay attention to your personal condition.”
For its video, Adkins took a meticulous approach to achieving what he calls a “near-film look.”
“It’s a series of many, many edits of me singing to the camera,” he says. “While every shot is different in terms of background, I’m framed with as close to the same composition in every one.” For the song’s bridge, Adkins turned the camera away from himself toward compelling imagery shot throughout the U.S., U.K. and Europe during the band’s headlining tours.
“It is a concept you can’t really scout for,” he adds. “You have to just be aware and be looking for interesting locations all the time.”
Jimmy Eat World will return to the road this month, playing Oct. 22, 23 and 29 at the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas, as well as co-headlining with The Maine and others on Oct. 28 in Phoenix. On Dec. 3, they’ll join the likes of Jack White and Muse for the Audacy Beach Festival in Fort Lauderdale. On Dec. 7, they headline DC101-derland with Spoon, The Struts, and Silversun Pickups in Washington, D.C., and Dec. 8 they will headline ALT 104.5’s Friendsgiving in Philadelphia, PA.
JIMMY EAT WORLD 2022 TOUR DATES
** w/co-headline date with The Maine, Thursday, PVRIS, Sydney Sprague
++ Festival date
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young++
October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young++
October 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre**
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young++
December 3 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Audacy Beach Festival++
December 7 – Washington, D.C. – DC101-derland++
December 8 – Philadelphia, PA – ALT 104.5 Friendsgiving++