It’s the 20th anniversary of Record #1. A lot of those songs we’ve never really played live. I mean, I’m sure we did probably leading up to the release of the record. We probably played all 10 or whatever. When those were the only songs we had to choose from we played them, but once Record #2 came out, a lot of the songs on that record … It’s like this weird thing where we were 16 and 17 years old, Jon [Siebels] and I, when we wrote that record, and it sounds like it. So I think I’m at a place now where, maybe because of Fitness, because I have this other outlet and it’s starting to be well-received and stuff like that, it’s like I’m looking on that record and Eve 6 in general a little bit more gently. I’m able to see what’s good about it, and I think the prospect of playing these songs that we haven’t played in many, many years, at least the lion’s share of the record, to our fans that love them, is interesting and will be cool.
Eve 6, meanwhile, hasn’t released a new album since 2012, and while Collins predicts the group will release more new music in the future he indicates a full album may not be on the agenda. “My creative energy now is going more into Fitness, but I do think it would be cool to do a single (with Eve 6) at some point, maybe next year,” he says. “We’ve talked about doing a deep cuts, punk covers EP or something that’s just kind of indulgent and fun for us, but maybe a few other people might find entertaining. I’m sure we’ll do something at some point.”