When I started writing the record I’d already been putting out music and touring a lot for a couple of years so I didn’t want to do and album just for the sake of it. There are all different ways to release and consume music. I made an album because I felt like it was a great way to capture an era – to encapsulate it and move on. In a way I wanted to capture my teenage years. That’s why I wanted to make an album, so I can listen to it in the future and be brought back to that era.