And so we go full circle. After orchestras, movie soundtracks, hit singles and concept trilogies, E returns to his roots with a raw rock record written on the hoof.
“We went in with no pre-production, nothing written, it was probably the most fun record I’ve made. We were all in the right mood to connect and were all firing on all cylinders.
"That is the funnest way to make music as opposed to sitting at a computer or working with an orchestrator. You’re in there, everyone is contributing, it is really exciting and fun.
“I’ve never done anything like the way we wrote this album before. It all depends on your mood, what’s going on in your life and how you want to approach telling a story, there are all sorts of elements to it.
"Same with gear, I have a small handful of guitars that I like to use on tour, whereas in the studio any guitar is a possibility. There are an awful lot of guitars in the studio that offer all sorts of sounds and performances. I’ve never met a guitar that I didn’t like.”