Weighing in on the new crumb we got. When I first saw the title, Tim Halperin's song played instantly in my head "That this is the last song I'll write for you...", lovely ballad, heh.
Anyway. I think we've been stuck into thinking that when David said "very different" for him he was talking in terms of music genre. Ergo the fears of going into country, southern rock, acoustic rock, polka, Bollywood, calypso, and so on and so forth. But lately I've been thinking, what if it was in terms of approach, theme, or attitude, mood, etc.? What if TLSIWFY (whew! can we have a nickname instead?) is an angry, bitter, spit-and-vinegar, yes-I-can-be-douchey-when-slighted sort of song?
Which brings me to the art cover. My first reaction? Skeered me and made me want to hide under a table. He looks intense with intent, like he's staring me down. I checked with a male friend of mine, asked him what he thought about it and he said it looks like David wants to kill him. So yes, it's very... alpha male from the male perspective too. Threatening and challenging. Just my opinion.