Sendejas calls the decision “terrifying.” Flynn describes it as “massively intimidating.” And they couldn’t be happier. “It’s been pretty awesome—just the positive reinforcement and the drive,” Flynn says. “They’ve really pushed us to go that extra mile, to get that confidence in ourselves, to keep going, keep making music.”
“Keep going” may be Show Me the Blueprints.’ biggest message. Its 11 tracks practically vibrate with anxious longing for something better—comfort, stability, acceptance, happiness—and the struggle to find it. Sendejas describes the album’s most prominent themes as addiction, “existential depression,” and appreciation.