One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours - Background, Writing and Recording

Background, Writing and Recording

The album was written and demoed in Northampton at Alex Westaway's barn and then recorded in Los Angeles with producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Satchel, Deftones) in Spring 2007. Recording took place in the studios next to Metallica, who at the time were in the early stages of production on their ninth album Death Magnetic.

Lyrically, the album is more of a "personal record" according to frontman Charlie Simpson, as opposed to Grand Unification, which was written as more of a social commentary with a concept based on the Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

He stated that the end of his seven-year relationship whilst writing the album was the reason for this and songs "Deathcar" and "Unfamiliar Ceilings" were directly about the breakup. The track "Floods" was in reference to global warming and "One Day Son" was written about war and the consequences it may have on future generations.

Speaking about the general meaning behind the album title, Simpson stated:

'One Day Son This Will All Be Yours' was taken from a picture I saw. It’s kind of... the state of things in Iraq at the moment, and it was just basically saying that with everything going on at the moment, whether it be global warming or the wars, or anything in peoples’ personal lives – the actions we take now. The repercussions of it, a lot of the things that us a human race are doing at the moment – we’re going to see the consequences in fifty years when we’re all pretty much old and ready to pop our clogs. It is our kids and our kids’ generations that’ll deal with it.

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