The truth is wherever and whoever I am, whoever I am whenever I release whatever release is my next, whoever said recording is recorded with: I will never be the kid from Take This To Your Grave again. And I’m deeply sorry that I can’t be, I truly am (no irony, no sarcasm). I hate waking up every morning knowing I’m disappointing so many people. I hate feeling like the awkward adult husk of a discarded once-cute child actor. I’m debating going back to school and learning a proper trade. It’s tempting to say I won’t ever play/tour/record again, but I think that’s probably just pent up poor-me emotional pessimism talking (I suppose can be excused of that though right? I am the guy from That Emo Band after all).
It’s a shame that Stump can’t learn from his error, brush off the dirt, and keep moving forward. The guy is an incredible singer, and I find that it’s the best singers who take criticism the most personally. Knowing one’s flaws can often lead to self-destruction. So Stump — if you’re reading this — you’re fu*king great. Keep singing. Watch the video below to see him perform Buddy Holly’s “Everyday.”