This song was inspired by a case I was working on. The guy killed family members so he wouldn’t ever have to worry about money again. From planning to executing, the whole process was explained in details and it haunted me for a while.
He was idolizing Caligula, a Roman Emperor known for his legendary cruelty. During his reign, he had many of his family members executed. Like many murderers, Caligula had a very troubled childhood filled with violence. He sometimes claimed to be a god and one of his favorite quote was “remember that I have the right to do anything to anybody”. Our guy was in that same state of mind.
The song was mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre, Beirut, Owen Pallett) at the studio he shares with Arcade Fire in Montreal. It was recorded in my home studio and also in my childhood house in the country. Thanks to Jean-Philippe Faille for additional drums.