The passing of time is impossible to ignore, but Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre tried his hardest for more than a decade.
"I spent a good, long chunk of my life — 15 years, I'd say — not really living in the moment but rather avoiding the moment," Pierre said.
A couple of years ago, the lead singer, now 36, looked at his family and suddenly knew he had to change his perspective.
"My brother has a kid. Some of my siblings are married. My parents are grandparents," he said. "There are a lot more gray hairs than there used to be. It's something I started to notice, and I'm just trying to be more here."
The newfound need to...