Vernon explained why religion plays a large thematic role on 22, A Million
. "When you use enough of that language, it perks some people's ears up," he told The New York Times
. "I do love those words, I love the word consecration, these holy words so to speak. I like using them in a way people haven't heard before, or right next to a bunch of swear words. It's just fun - it puts a smile on my face."