Speaking to The Guardian
, Rechtshaid explained that the reason Days Are Gone
took so long to come together was because the band were almost constantly on the road. "A large part of the reason that record took so long was because they never stopped touring," he said. "We didn't spend that much time in the studio. The pressure slows you down as well – people loved the singles but the record wasn't done. Songs such as 'My Song 5
' and 'Running If You Call My Name' were written in the studio as we were making it."