There was so much going on at this time that you can dig deep into the record." As they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
In an interview with Fuse TV, though, Gilbert did reveal that they had previously hit a bump in the road, and that he used that tough time as inspiration for some of New Found Glory's songs.
‘I’d look like a 14-year-old writing bullet points rebutting everything he said – it would have been immature and ridiculous for us to put the people who follow our band through that. A lot of people will believe that stuff but the people who like our music will still come to the shows.
It took a lot of restraint and a lot of faith.’ To add to the strain, the split came after achieving their greatest success – their third album, 2009’s Brand New Eyes, reached No.1 in Britain.
‘There were times I thought I’d have to get another job.
I’d written all the songs with Josh, I’d hardly written with anyone else, it was definitely scary.’ Hours of drinking tea in York’s kitchen ensued.