What is the meaning behind the song?
“It's a song about societal discord. Society, especially in the age of social media, is quite literally a mess. I think it's a mess because humans are a mess. The song begs the question, ‘Can we learn to deal with ourselves or will we always be this way?’”
The song is littered with religious imagery of snakes, heaven, plagues and Judgement Day. What was inspiring this?
“At the time, I was looking at a lot of Renaissance paintings, and how they all sort-of allegorically fit with what I was feeling about our modern society. A lot of art from that period pulls from religious imagery, so it seemed apropos. Plus, who doesn't love snakes, plagues, and a little Armageddon?”
What is your relationship with religion?
“A personal one.”
What does Mosaic say about Of Mice & Men?
“I'd like to think it demonstrates that we're still capable of delivering what fans expect from us, which is heavy, relatable, honest music that comes from a place of personal and shared experiences.”
You’ve released two EPs this year rather than a full album. Is that something you’re going to continue?
“Hmm, I don't want to give too much away. Well, I can't, I should say! There will be always be new music. How it makes it's way to listeners, though, has yet to be determined.”
What are OM&M’s plans going forward now that the world is learning to live with COVID?
“We're just going to do our best to practice patience, and create music while we've got the time to do so. I definitely can't wait to play shows and see our fans again, though. All in due time.”
Mosaic is out now via SharpTone Records.
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