The new material was seemingly inspired by the ruins John Foxx encountered in the early 80s, a time when large swathes of London were derelict and ‘gentrification’ had yet to become such a buzz word.
Imagining a city becoming truly overgrown, these fantasies underpin the new album. John Foxx seeks to propose “an actual city. A plan for London. A beautiful new overgrown city. Perhaps this may be initiated gradually, by obtaining permission to allow a street or two to become overgrown, them it may come to be seen as a Post Carbon City, a way of greening London…”