Between 2014 and 2015, Vic would hole up in Airbnbs across San Diego, Santa Monica, Big Bear, Venice, and New York, writing everywhere he could. He finished penning lyrics while staying at the music-centric Max Hotel in Seattle. Bookending these writing trips, he and the guys recorded Misadventures with producer Dan Korneff in Long Island, NY.
"Dan opened our eyes,” adds Jaime. "He was able to give us the perspective to focus on achieving a cohesive vision.”
"We made all of these sacrifices for the record,” says Vic. "Dan and I got really close, and he just cared about making it right.”
As a result, songs like the first single "Texas Is Forever” see them playing as if their lives depend on it, as speed demon skin-of-your teeth riffing crashes into a powerful chant. "The Divine Zero” ignites another infectious hook, while "Circles” paints a picture of perseverance amongst friends in the face of the Bataclan Massacre—touting the band’s most unifying sing-along yet in the process.
Misadventures remains an appropriate title, reflecting Pierce The Veil’s journey to their most rewarding body of work to date. "Misadventures sums it up pretty well,” Vic leaves off. "We started this with a plan two years ago, everything spun out of control, and we did something completely different. It was done at the right moment though. Now, I hope the notes and lyrics spark something positive inside fans.”