"There are certain parts of [the technological world] that are terrifying, like how children are not learning empathy as they used to because of social media and the lack of face-to-face time. There is this acceleration happening - the shortening of attention span - and we are going to a different place. Music is changing. Songs are getting shorter. Our ears are changing and our thoughts are changing.
So a song like 'Hyperlife' talks about how technology has this way of making you want more and more. You hunger more. I was very late coming to social media and at first I was in awe of all these incredible photos on Instagram. Then you get immune to it and need to see something more incredible and more unusual. Ultimately, that hunger never gets filled because it becomes a hunger for interaction or for human contact."