Três semanas depois do inicio das sessões para composição do novo disco, Julian Casablancas diz: "We have three songs. I would say it's going great. We have a lot of work to do, though."
E mais de três anos depois do First Impressions of Earth, o que vem ajudando eles no processo de criação do novo disco é "honesty and good vibes". "It feels like we're new," diz Julian, "We didn't used to be honest -- there would always be minifeuds over stupid shit. Now, if Nick [Valensi] and Fab [Moretti] or anyone are saying they like it fast or slow, we'll talk about it, as opposed to saying, 'Well, I never liked you sister.".
Sobre a sonoridade, afirma: "Some of the new stuff as a Seventies vibe, like Thin Lizzy or Elvis Costello," diz ele. "But then some of it is bizarre music from the future that we're trying to tone down to sound catchy. So we're trapped between the future and the Seventies."
Fonte: Rolling Stone Magazine