APTV correspondent Nick Major sat down with frontman Andy Leo of Crown The Empire at Warped Tour to talk more about growing up in music and the change in writing style from their previous albums to their new release, Retrograde.

“We had lost sight of what was important,” says Andy. “With this new album, we were like 'fuck the story thing.' Because we'd been writing about things that weren't real…With this album, let's just see what happens. It has to be real. It has to come from us.”

He also talks more about music influencers and the way listeners respond when artists change their sound.

“We're people too,” says Andy. “We're going to change just as much as any of our fans will.”

Hear Andy talk more about Post Malone, his favorite song on their new album and more. Don't forget to subscribe to APTV for more videos!