“I think [the 2012 album] ‘Hello Cruel World’ paved the way for it,” Peters explains by phone from a New York hotel shortly after returning from a UK tour. “I really felt like I was getting at something good. I was getting at the deep stuff on that record, pressing a little harder into subjects that were slightly uncomfortable.
“It wasn’t as though I sat down and purposely wrote 11 songs about mortality. It was what was in the room with me, and what started to emerge. … It’s just a natural and pretty rich topic for someone in my stage and age of life. Because, you know, it’s on our minds. I have a parent who’s in her 90s. I’ve been to my fair share of funerals and memorial services now. It starts to encroach and it starts to be something that comes and lives with you at a certain point. I don’t mean that in a morbid way at all; I mean this is the reality of life in your 50s.”
To read the interview in its entirety, view it at the Argonaut website.