In 2015, Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro consciously took a step back from the spotlight they had been in for years. While it looked like the band took the whole year of, they were actually figuring out their next move. Leading up to their seventh album Ellipsis (2016) the band felt they needed to recapture some of the innocence they had when the band just started out. Struggling a little bit with the writing, singer and lyricist Simon Neil left for Los Angeles for a change of scenery. "That was the catalyst for the change in mentality, making a record for us and fuck everyone else, they're not in this band. There were a lot of people in Simon's ear telling him what to do only for their own benefit, not so we could do better."
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