Can we all just agree that Matt is at his most adorable when he’s completely shy and inarticulate?
A POEM ABOUT TROUBLE WILL FIND ME
And if you want, (too seriously)
To see me cry, (don’t swallow the cap)
Play “This Is the Last Time” (pat yourself on the back)
Or “Slipped”. (too seriously)
For a long time, we tried to fight against the idea that we’re a sad, depressing band — and I’ve never thought of us that way — but it became clear that there’s no way we were ever going to prove otherwise
I think it has the opposite effect for most people who pay attention.
Because singing about melodrama and sadness and depression and romance and social anxieties and whatever they are, have been my ways of embracing them and kind of making something fun out of them and helping me deal.
The songs about that stuff, I find them to be very soothing and leave me feeling the opposite way, leave me feeling relieved. I think most people who pay attention to our band and have followed us don’t think of us as depressing and think of us as the opposite too. But on a cursory level, yes, our songs are not light pop songs."
Matt Berninger (via)
I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS TO MY FRIENDS FOR LITERALLY AN ETERNITY AHA FINALLY NOW I CAN JUST REPEAT THIS AND SOUND ELOQUENT INSTEAD OF BLABBER ON INCOHERENTLY ABOUT HOW THIS BAND SAVED MY LIFE