There are 2 camps – engineers who just want to capture the audio that a band lays down, and those who are willing to edit for maximum dramatic impact. Neither one is better than the other, it always depends on the artist and the song. This song – needs that super editing. It’s dramatic pop in vein of Sia. Risers and plenty of ear candy with a very modern vocal treatment. Not to mention subtle vocal tuning and alignments of instruments so that onsets and exits of a song can be maximized for energetic purposes. Sure, it’s a lot, but that’s what is necessary to make it jam the way it needs to. And it’s really paid off. Very excited for this release.