Fusion : But you do care. And the raw energy of “All Coltrane Solos at Once” and how unsettling and manic it is only goes to show that.
Saul Williams : That’s the thing. Of course I care. But there are two parts to it. The hook says “Fuck u/Understand me,” yes. But “please understand me” can quickly turn into a “fuck you” when you feel like you’re not being heard. The ribcage says “fuck you” to protect the heart. As humans we’re made of these parallels, and it all comes down to the heart. We have to shield ourselves with a ribcage, because it’s the shell that looks after the soft core, protects it.