“This was an attempt to slow down. It started at my house one night when the kids were asleep; my wife and I were doing our things, just hanging out. Things just happened and evolved, and the song became cinematic in scope. Sounds were labeled things like ‘Evil,’ ‘Hope,’ ‘Stress’ – I was trying to communicate the sounds to my own mind and make sense out of them.
“I love the fact that there’s all this stuff going on and it builds, and then it gets very pretty and it drops to this big sound. It’s very heroic and it brings things together. I just like the symbolism in it. I never thought I’d talk about music this way, but you know, some songs get you through. They lift you up and build you. This was an attempt to channel the angst and stress of everyday life in a way that could ultimately be uplifting.”