"Conversations" is an audio interview with Jordan about the stories and themes presented in Wildlife. The interview is also coupled with movements from Chad’s “Mixtapes” (which were ideas recorded on a dictaphone that would later shape some of the songs on Wildlife). Everything is open for interpretation by the listener, of course, but it does give a little more insight into the concept of the record.
so good to finally get insight on some of these songs. I would get so mad when there would be new interviews with this band and the people interviewing them wouldn't ask about the content of the songs at all. its cool to see what things connect to him personally and what things are more or less "made up" but definitely still obviously credited to his own thoughts and such, even if he is writing through this narrator.
i guess i never really thought of it this way (and maybe because I didnt think enough into the last track of the album) but this is like the ultimate break up album that isnt about break up. it starts with that feeling of emptiness and aggravation of how to operate in the world, goes on to find solutions about how to fix it, then gains new experiences and insight on other peoples losses that are probably far worse, and then thinking about how its a universal thing and that maybe its not that bad for you. i thought it was a little silly that moment when talking about the last songs and he said something about maybe relationships having to do with the thought behind the whole progression of the themes of the album and him kind of mumbling "i guess thats a topic we can't escape" or something along those lines.
i think the only song i would have wanted to hear more about is The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit. that song just has so much in it. i get what its about, but i would have liked to hear more about it in his own words.