SS: So where did the title "Battle Studies" come from?
JM: I was reading this book called, On Killing, and there was this reference to this book, the book was called "Battle Studies." And I really stopped and sort of turned towards the last three or four years of my life as a person, not as a celebrity but as a person. And sort of what everybody goes through at certain stage in their life which is really getting down into it so you can have a really peaceful next decade of your life. Sort of just instantly fused into how great it would be to call a record "Battle Studies." And actually I think it's the most universal record, thematically, that I have ever made.