Two authors really were big inspirations for me while writing this album. Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red was one of them. She's an absolute genius! I even named a song on my record about the main character Geryon. This is my favourite line from the book, ''They were two superior eels at the bottom of the tank and they recognized each other like italics''. The other is Flannery O'Connor and her books A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Wise Blood. Both are super intense and gritty and full of the most intense characters imaginable. Here's a video of her as a wee child teaching a chicken to walk backwards. -- TRUST