"I am eternally thankful for photographer Andrew Yates, who often lets me talk him into working together on my ridiculous ideas. Heaven is Whenever is all about polar opposites: the extreme highs and lows in life, love and faith. The band loved my initial idea of juxtaposing a joyful, upraised hand on the cover with a wider interior shot revealing the hand to be at the end of a drowning man's arm. But now what? Fast forward to Andrew and me waist deep in Austin's Barton Creek Greenbelt in February, repeatedly dunking a very patient waiter from Frank (and big Hold Steady fan) to get the shots that made the metaphor work beautifully. After recovering from mild shock, that waiter went on to assist Andrew and start his own career in production."