The Beast In Its Tracks
is an examination of both Josh Ritter's divorce from American musician Dawn Landes and the birth of a new love. Ritter admitted to MSN CA
that he is unsure if he's singing about his former wife of his new lover. He added: "I wrote that a while ago. I was listening to a lot of (Fleetwood Mac album) Tusk
. Some of those really simple, and beautiful Lindsey Buckingham sort of style thumper songs. I like those."