RED hopes fans will respond favorably to some of the newer sounds and influences, but Armstrong believes they should already be used to such changes. Each album in the band’s catalog has been different from the last, and that’s true this time around as well.
“When we go in organically, we’re just doing what we love. We’re expressing what’s hitting us musically and the songs become this journey from track one to ten,” he says. “Every single time, we end up with a completely different record. I think there’s a line between them all, a line that runs through all of them that everyone can relate to ‘being a RED song,’ but there’s such diversity in the writing process that makes things less boring. It makes the ears perk up every time. It’s definitely happening on this record.”