Legacy is something that we don’t take lightly, and on our first day of setting up for recording, we were reminded of the weight of the legacy held by that place. We found out that Chris Cornell had passed right when we were setting up in the same room where Temple of the Black Dog was recorded. In the midst of sadness and processing, there was a strong feeling of gratitude, responsibility, and a passing of the torch if you will. An understanding that this was sacred space. Space that we could never take for granted.
We then spent the next 3 months in a mindset of beautiful, productive creativity. I never felt a sense of panic, frustration, or “writer’s block” while at London Bridge, just pure curiosity as we simply tried out every idea we wanted to. What made it even better was having a producer that we felt was on the same page as us creatively at all times. The entire experience was something that felt like magic and I honestly don’t think this record could have been done justice anywhere else.