It’s Done When It’s Good
“It’s not good when it’s done, it’s done when it’s good,” said Tool guitarist, Adam Jones, in this interview with Rolling Stone last November. Tool hasn’t put out a new album since 2006.
As someone months into a new project I thought would be be done by now, but that just isn’t yet, I can relate. Perfectionism? Maybe. But I prefer to think of it as meaningful restraint. Jones and Tool are under a lot of pressure from fans to produce their next work. But I’m glad they’re holding back. Because by waiting until the work meets their standards they’re saying that their art matters.
A new song from Tool?