I think it was an exercise, but I do think it’s definitely the antithesis of Save Rock and Roll. Kids can say whatever, like, “Oh, where’s the guitars if you’re gonna call it Save Rock and Roll?” And there was a part of us that really wanted to withhold that. Rock and Roll needs to be challenged right now. The most Rock and Roll thing you could do is do what, like, Skrillex is doing right now. It felt good to get in there and make some noise that was what people would have thought of as standard “Rock and Roll.”
And I'm pretty sure the interview hinted a lot more strongly at these being released than not being released. I just hope it's soon. If they recorded them with no pressure, I could see them releasing them with no pressure too, just dropping them on us with no heads up.