People ask why a man who has been known for writing love songs all of his life is suddenly rocking the boat. I had to do it. This is very personal to me, and this is the most passionate album I have ever made. I had to express myself, not only musically but lyrically. It was time for me to ask, ‘Who are these people who are taking control of our lives and how do we stop the violence?’ I’ve got two little kids and a 19-year-old son and I wonder what they’re going to do with their lives. It’s so personal to me that I even decided to do some of the singing. This is dedicated to my kids and your kids.