Of Mice & Men has released the title track of its upcoming EP, “Timeless”. The effort will be released on February 26 via the band’s new label home, SharpTone Records.
“‘Timeless’ is a song about becoming increasingly aware of impermanence, written through somewhat of a somber, yet romantic, lens,” says singer/bassist Aaron Pauley. “At the beginning of the pandemic, I was watching a lot of black and white movies. One of my favorite movies is ‘Casablanca’. I wonder if any original copies exist. You know, although that movie is universally regarded as being timeless, the actual celluloid is so fragile. But I think we find a special kind of vibrance in life when we’re aware of our own impermanence.”
Regarding how the idea for the EP came about, Pauley says: “There’s an old idiom about what you’re supposed to do when life gives you lemons. Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn’t exactly that. We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we’d fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that’s a decade into our existence.”