When you rack up twenty years of success comprised of seven studio albums, one gold RIAA certification, chart-topping titles, endless tours and a massive rooted fanbase it can ricochet gradual growth and change. Today Atreyu’s frontman AlexVarkatzas has taken us back in time to give advice to his younger self.

“Be kind, be warm, be inspiring, and most importantly please trust yourself.”

“Forget your fears. You spend too much time worried about what people think and if you’re good enough; you are. You know that meditation you learned at soccer practice w/ Hippie Coach Blum? Dig deeper into that. Practice it every day as it’s the most important tool you’ve ever learned

Enjoy yourself. The people around you, for the most part, aren’t in your life anymore. Who gives a shit what they think/do! Just be you. Be kind, be warm, be inspiring, and most importantly please trust yourself. All your instincts were/are unbelievably accurate!

“take the time to explore those feelings of inspiration and bring them to life”

Follow where your intuition takes you. Whether it’s which street to wander down whilst shooting photos, what image pops into your mind for a new painting/design, or that melody in your head… take the time to explore those feelings of inspiration and bring them to life. They are almost all that matter and will lead you down some WILD roads when you begin to trust them.”

Atreyu released their new record ‘In Our Wake‘ on the 12th October via Spinefarm Records. Listen to it below:

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