Conor Oberst - he of Bright Eyes fame - has been talking about his forthcoming album, the follow-up to the twin 2005 releases of I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash In A Digital Urn.
Oberst told Spin that recent disasters about the world - such as Hurricane Katrina in the US and the Indonesian tsunami 2004 - have had an impact upon his songwriting.
The singer commented: "The apocalypse is a prevalent theme in my new songs. There's a feeling in the world right now like everything is unravelling, but maybe that's not a bad thing. I'm not convinced that the human race is good for this planet anyway."
The as-yet-untitled long-player - Oberst's sixth as Bright Eyes - is due out early next year. It's expected to be a country-driven affair, and "telepathy is a big theme".
G'wan then, what am I thinking right now...