At the stroke of midnight, Max Bemis dropped a new Say Anything album. The news came out of nowhere and surprised just about everyone who has come in contact with the group over their 12-year career.

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In a new interview with Noisey, Bemis reveals that, through a “mutual friend and confidential non-musical project,” he recently ended up alongside West in the rapper’s studio. “He played me his new shit and I played him Say Anything and we went back and forth,” Bemis says. “It was the most surreal thing.”

The singer adds, “He was super nice, super humble, really cool about our band and got it.” 

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Well, there you have it: Yeezy is a Say Anything fan. If someone were to show him Brand New, or other early ‘00s emo bands, perhaps he would have the same reaction?