We set out to write 13 songs. But as has been the case every time we've tried to do that, we ended up with 30-some-odd songs. The difference this time was we ended up liking all of those songs and finishing all of those songs, and it actually became a very difficult process to even whittle it down to 28.
An exciting part of our existence right now is [the prospect of] getting to go out and play from 28 new songs. Normally you go out on the road and have 14 new songs to integrate into your set list, and now we have twice that, which really makes the whole thing different and more unpredictable and wild.