"dark sonic magic..."
“the title 'villains' isn’t a political statement. it has nothing to do with trump or any of that shit. it’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. you can’t control that. the only thing you can really control is when you let go."—joshua homme
"beneath all that volcanic riffage, josh homme has always been a sucker for a pretty song..."
longtime queens cohort co-producer mark rankin added, "after the baptism of fire that was …like clockwork, i was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the the addition of ronson into the creative mix...
we wanted to evolve the production to be processed in a modern way yet be totally organic and still performed fully live, like lifting a veil and what you thought was electronic is actually live and things are not as they first appear… what we’ve made is forward looking yet unmistakably queens."
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