“As a keyboardist, there’s so many ways I can do things, as was the case in this song. I’d written something that was very progressive, kind of contrapuntal against the guitar towards the beginning. I thought it was pretty cool – and it was cool – but when we listened to it, I realized, and we all realized, that it had to be more inside the whole thing.
“The song is kind of Rush-like, so if what I’m doing takes it out of the core too much, then I have to rethink what my approach is going to be. And that’s OK – I love being inside the music because we’re all working together to create a sound and a mood. My ego is in a very good place. When you hear me, you hear me, and when you don’t, well, I’m still in there somewhere. That whole approach is prevalent in the song.”