“It’s the most modern and metaphorical of all the material in that there’s so much happening musically nowadays, which I discovered when I went out to do my research. The advances and developments in equipment and software make a lot of things possible sound-wise that would have been difficult at another point.
“For instance, much of the song is an improvised drum performance, except the drum is just one loop. If you listen to the loop, it’s the same thing over and over again. But you use a device on it called the Bit Slicer, which allows you to re-arrange the beats, all in time. Essentially, I’m improvising a drum performance by twiddling knobs. [Laughs]
“On top of it is the Skrillex-y bass thing. The most difficult part of doing something with so many modern influences is that a lot of contemporary music doesn’t have much in the way of vocals on it. Unless I want to make myself unidentifiable, it still has to have an element of ‘me’ in it. I want to build a bigger and new audience, of course, but it still has to appeal to my audience.”