He said that his fans want to "rock out" and be taken on an "emotional roller coaster", and the only way to do that is to give some records they could put blast on their speakers. Their music European-influenced. "It's a big album of LSD, sonic drug," Chad Hugo stated.
Shay further elaborated on the album title, saying it was inspired by the neurological phenomenon synesthesia, which mistakes one sense for another. "It's a mixture of senses that may cause a person to experience colorful hearing, auditory smell," he explained. "For example, you might see something, and it might trigger a song. You might hear something, and it might trigger a taste in your mouth. When we created this album, it was the music we envisioned while creating it. We decided it would be the appropriate title for the album."
Pharrell added that, "If you really analyze that, the most inspiration is probably deep inside a synesthesiac. So for us, 'seeing sounds' is what we relate to the most. We figured we'd make an album out of it. Energy and emotion was the criteria [while recording], but we made the music anticipating the [live] show. That was the most important thing…[The song] 'Spaz' is [an] old school, hip hop feeling with some drum and bass. It becomes a big, tall monster. It's almost like this big gorilla looking down at you. If he smacks you, he kills you. His fingers are the size of your body. That's kinda what we're doing. We're facing this big monster of, of what we know is out there, of what we see, that big monster of energy."
The song "Spaz" was used for commercials for Zune Pass.
|1||"Time for Some Action"||P. Williams||3:43|
|2||"Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)"||P. Williams, C. Hugo||3:27|
|4||"Anti Matter"||P. Williams, C. Hugo||4:01|
|6||"Yeah You"||P. Williams||4:07|
|7||"Sooner or Later"||P. Williams||6:43|
|9||"Kill Joy"||P. Williams||4:10|
|10||"Love Bomb"||P. Williams, C. Hugo||4:36|
|11||"You Know What"||P. Williams||4:31|
|12||"Laugh About It"||P. Williams||4:04|
|*||"Lazer Gun" (UK & Japan bonus track)||P. Williams||3:52|
|*||"Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom) [Remix]" |
(iTunes & Zune Marketplace Bonus Track)
(featuring Child Rebel Soldier & Pusha T)
|P. Williams, C. Hugo, K. West, W. Jaco, T. Thornton||3:49|
|Australian Album Chart||ARIA||14|
|Belgian Albums Chart||35|
|Dutch Album Chart||NVPI||15|
|French Album Chart||SNEP||45|
|Irish Album Chart||IRMA||60|
|Italian Albums Chart||97|
|Swiss Albums Chart||IFPI||13|
|UK Albums Chart||OCC||20|
|U.S. Billboard 200||Billboard||7||116,846|
|Netherlands||June 6, 2008|
|United Kingdom||June 9, 2008|
|United States||June 10, 2008|