Hello is comprised of 11 tracks. Consideration was given to making each album 20 tracks long, but considering that would mean there would need to be 240 tracks done in the year, that idea was skipped to prevent extreme burnout.
The track “That Guy From That Thing I Saw” was an out of nowhere creation originally attached to the “Simple Reminder.” It plays off of the idea of reminding the world of my existence. The last album released was 7 years prior so the idea was to get the planet together in a single room and reintroduce me. The first question kicks off the “Simple Reminder” song.
While “That Guy From That Thing I Saw” is purely built on humor, it is not the only one. We brought back an idiot who made her debut appearance on Deconstruction and left a lasting impression on many.
It is very likely that Hannah will be included on each album. Why? She’s too much fun to create content for. On this album, she frequently trashes the music that she wants to be involved with and be the first to hear. This is because Hannah can’t help but NEED to be part of something that she ultimately sees as “the cool thing.” This doesn’t mean she likes the music, just that she’s part of the band. She’s a groupie for the sake of being a groupie.
There does exist a version of Status Update that talks about some of the issues that occurred but I decided not to put it on this album. It is very likely that this subject will revive itself in later albums, as much of my music is based on the emotional trainwreck that has been my life. For now, that song is locked down.
None of my albums would be complete without breaking from the bulldozer tracks and taking on a more serious topic. I turned 40 just a few weeks ago and as such, am fighting against the clock achieve things in life before it’s finally over.
“Fighting Time” is focused on the idea that no matter what you do, no matter where you want to deflect blame and reasons for not being where you want to be, the calendar is still counting down. You can give any reason you want for why you aren’t in a better position, but it doesn’t matter. Your life is your responsibility and no matter what, the end of it is coming. There is nothing you can do about it so if you want to achieve something, you need to do something now.
The song features the wonderful Romy Harmony on the hook and includes speeches from Fab Morvan and Shia LaBeouf. Yes, that one that he did that was ridiculed so heavily by people who clearly didn’t listen to what he was saying. Yes, his actions were bizarre, to say the least, but what he was saying was dead-on perfect.