Michael talks to Dazed and Confused about the band’s new record–which he describes as “Present, chaotic and discovering”–in an interview posted dazeddigital.com. Here’s a snippet in which Michael discusses the meaning of the record’s title:
COLLAPSE INTO NOW is based on an understanding that certain ideas, attitudes, sometimes convenient but unrealistic or old-fashioned frameworks from the 20th century havent quite yet shaken off, as we enter into the 2nd decade of this century; other ideas have rocketed forward. And so it is time now, in the absolute present, to re-think and re-imagine what this century could offer us all. The children of the 21st century are here, they may well make it into the 22nd century. Thus, collapse [let go of, give in to, create and destroy] the now, the present, the moment. Everyone is waiting for you, and no one is waiting for you. This is your life, and your moment. Seize it. That’s what the title, and one of the major themes of the album, is about.