On the subject of The Rise, Jay noted:
I would make the record the exact same way again if given the chance. That album came together at a really weird time for me. I was going through so many things and not just breaking up with a girl that I was going to buy a home with and get married to, but other things that I am not ready to discuss openly. Who knows, if the album was released under a different band name or a label that knew how to expand in that market maybe it would have been different. I feel like The Distance will always be evolving, if we want to write fast hardcore, we will. If we wanna write "Inspired By You" & "Let it Rain" part two, three, four and five we will.
As for future plans, Jay notes that the band has voluntarily parted ways with Abacus/Century Media over what appears to be a personality conflict with someone at the label. The band is looking for a label currently.
You can check out the rest of the interview here.