The band's co-vocalist Rachel Unthank, who is married to McAlly, said: "It's not music that me and Becky were grown up with. It was Adrian's idea. He got into his parent's record collection, wide and varied and included a lot of prog-rock. King Crimson's 'Starless' was such a beautiful song, and because the melody is so beautiful.
When he played it to me and Becky, we fell in love with the melody. Becky loved the words and wanted to sing them. Adrian turned it into a string quartet song. It's something we've enjoyed singing onstage."
"(King Crimson vocalist) John Wetton
came to see us as well. He was very nice about it, very generous, though his singing is slightly different from Becky," she added with another laugh.