Elbow's sixth album was originally titled Carry Her, Carry Me, before being changed to The Take Off and Landing of Everything. "It always happens, this," Guy Garvey told Q Magazine. "The title's now from a song there - this huge, cacophonous thing, born of our love for space rock, prog, Primal Scream and Spiritualized."
He continued: "It's to do with the fact that there have been lots of life events. There are five members of the band, people have split up, got together, had children, it never stops this stuff. Especially round the 40 mark; there's lots of re-evaluations in life, and yet I wanted to remain celebratory about that."
"Everybody's feeling relief with remorse, next to joy, next to loss.," Garvey added. "But I think think laughing very hard and worrying very little is a good way to keep young."