The third episode of our MI Conversation Series with Of Mice & Men sees the band taking fan questions. After discussing Cold World’s insane release week and their crazy upcoming schedule, the five-piece dive into what music they’re listening to right now, listing acts from Sylar to Rihanna, and showing their excitement for the new This Wild Life record. 

The band fields questions about tour life and connecting with fans. “This lifestyle’s not easy cause you have to make a lot of sacrifices,” says bass player Aaron Pauley on maintaining healthy relationships on the road. But it helps that the band members have such supportive families who make sure to stay in touch. Austin Carlile also gives advice on writing lyrics, saying “You have to find some kind of inspiration in the music alone.”

Make sure to keep an eye out for more episodes with Of Mice & Men!