“People are really turned on by movies. They go out to see movies so we thought, ‘Let’s make a movie’. I’ve always wanted to do a movie soundtrack and film scoring. It was really exciting. It felt like we were making something much bigger than a record.
“It was a natural progression [to make a movie]. It was the story of all of our lives metaphorically. We needed the visuals as well and it all goes together. It’s pretty epic. It’s the story of each of our lives, in the sense of here we are, this band of five rebels, and we’re in this world overrun by this force that is controlling all of mankind and we’re the five rebels breaking free of that.
“It’s representative of all of us that grew up in small towns and were told we had to live a certain way in a certain code of life and you can’t be who you want to be. It’s us breaking free of that, being who we want to be. Anyone can do it, you just have to be brave enough to fight against the system.”