Mutemath frontman Paul Meany is moving forward. The band has seen a lot of change over the past few years—on the positive side, they’ve released two albums, started their own record label, found a new fanbase by touring with Twenty One Pilots. However, the band suffered a devastating loss just days before they were set to being touring: drummer Darren King decided that it was time for him to leave the group. The departure put the band’s plans in jeopardy, but they ultimately decided to go forward with the scheduled shows anyway.
I discussed this hectic chapter in the band’s history with Meany on the first night of the band’s US tour. He told me that for now, he is staying in the moment and not worrying about the future, which has proven to be unpredictable. He is focusing on the tour and his killer new album, Play Dead. If you haven’t checked that record, be sure to do so!