Asked by Q
magazine what were the moments on Hummingbird
that pushed the band outside of their comfort zone, keyboardist Kelcey Ayer replied "I think as odd as it sounds, it felt weird not to put a harmony on every part. To have 'Three Months,' which has no harmonies, and 'You & I
,' which, only has a subtle thing on the choruses, is weird for us. We were trying to tell ourselves to do things more purposely, only put them on there if it sounds good - don't just be the harmony band! Don't be tied down to one thing. It's cool you thought it was expansive. That's what we were definitely going for. We didn't want to go down one ally."