In talking about the album just after "Ohms" was released in August 2020, frontman Chino Moreno told Kerrang
, "I've always described our band as having that yin and yang. As people, the music we make, and the lyrics that I write, there's always this juxtaposition and that's the beauty of what we've created."
Moreno further told NME
in August 2020, "It's a dichotomy of reflecting on negative things, but coming out of it optimistic."