Computers And Blues
finds Skinner coming full circle recording on home equipment in the same manner as his early material. He told Scottish newspaper The Daily Record
: "The guitar bit which sounds like a mandolin that's one of the loops that come free with Garage Band. It's just what you get if you buy a Mac. The idea of using it was partly as a nod to Rihanna's Umbrella
, because the drumbeat on that track is just a standard Apple loop. On the last album, I decided I was going to do everything live. Computers And Blues
is a real hybrid of some stuff that's basically recorded in the same way as the first album."