We were all just kind of getting burned on stuff. I don't know, things just weren't going the way we wanted them to go. At the time we weren't just feeling what we were doing. Also about that time was when Jon started doing Scarlet, and then Matt started playing in that band, Mae. So pretty much that was really it. We all started to get burned and went in our own direction. Especially the Mae thing, that was taking off really fast. So that was it. At that time it was like, we had done everything we wanted to do. We got to do a record and we got to go record where Deadguy recorded. That was like, our childhood dream, to record were Deadguy recorded. We got to do all that stuff and got to tour with all of our favorite bands...Zao and Dillinger Escape Plan...I don't know, I guess we were just like, "well, this is it." So that's what happened with that. And then, I guess about a year and a half ago, Matt quit Mae and Scarlet was just kind of on hiatus, so we were just hanging out and talked about how we missed it and missed hanging out.
I don't write any of the lyrics. But what it is, if you're familiar with the Scarlet album "Cult Classic," all this is is kind of a second part of it. Because you know Jon sang on the "Cult Classic" record. So "Self-Help" is just the next level of "Cult Classic". So where that was an extremely dark record with a certain time in his life, and how it was about mainly suicide..."Self-Help" is just the new version of that. It's still obviously very dark, but it's a little lighter, I guess you could say, being self-help and all.
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