“It’s very electronic, but the song really started with me and John messing around on a mandolin and an acoustic guitar. You wouldn’t know it from how it sounds. John Shanks suggested that we start fooling around with some electronic stuff. At first, I was like, ‘Really?’ I wasn’t sure.
“Then I started thinking, ‘You know, people are either going to like it, or we’re going to get murdered for it. Screw it.’ So we decided to just go for it. We played the song for some of the guys at the record company, and they were OK with it, so that’s the way it is. People are either going to love or, or I’m going to get slammed; I’m sure I’ll get a little of both.
“I grew up with electronic music – Depeche Mode and guys like Brian Eno and Gary Numan. Even a band like U2 have a lot of keyboard treatments and loops, although their albums are very guitar based. Those are the kinds of things I heard coming up.”