“This is one of my favourite songs that we’ve written in the last number of years and again it was born out of that jam session that I mentioned earlier from 2011 springtime.
“We’d constructed an instrumental called Take That Lampshade Off’n Yo’ Head and Neil had these lyrics for Headlong Flight. I loved the way the lyrics talked about our hero looking back over his life and seeing all the good and all the bad things he had done and yet he still came to the conclusion that if he was pushed he would do it all over again.”
“It became a great vessel for us, that song. We had moments that were kind of reminiscent of Bastille Day riffs and stuff like that, so because he was looking back over his life, we chose to look back over our musical life like that.”