In the fourth episode of our MI Conversations series with Of Mice & Men, the California band continue taking questions from fans. They tackle topics of Cold World inspiration, the first songs they each learned on guitar and even respond to a touching thank you from a fan dealing with similar medical issues to Austin Carlile.

The band goes on to discuss their changed perception of the early releases and how they’ve become much more technologically capable in the years since. Bassist Aaron Pauley describes bringing back old influences for Cold World, noting that “There are bands that make you wanna be in a band, and there are bands that make you love music.” The latter is what each member tried to pull from to create their recent release.

Make sure to check out all five episodes for more with Of Mice & Men!