It seems that rock stars are always posturing for photos, trying to convey aloofness and attitude becoming of their stature. In many cases, the real story is simply that they hate photo shoots. Matt laughs about it and confesses, "I think there's two sides to the music. Part of it is that people who are making big smiles and pictures sometimes look dorky. And during performances it's probably half smiles and half 'we're playing rock right now, so it's appropriate to have a rock face.'"
"People have come up to me and said, 'I thought you were really scary, but you're actually really nice.' And then I say, 'Thank you…?' But I think all I can really say is there are two facets to my relationship with the music that are both true and real. And one is that I love what I do, and I am completely honored and have a blast doing it, and when we play live and when I'm singing in a live situation, I look out in the audience and it's like they're all singing along and having fun, it's like, Man, that's an incredible honor. So I tend to just get happy and smiley. But then there's also a side of me that's like, Man, this music really comes from a place inside of me that's so real
for me, I guess I probably tap into that more when we're doing things like photo shoots and stuff like that." (Check out the full interview with Matt Scannell