Some of us wake up in a funk. Pezzner wakes up in a funky groove.
"I've been paying a lot of attention to my dreams lately, and the music that I 'hear' in them,” Pezzner, a Seattle-native producer, says in an emailed statement. “My mind will go on tangents and will take sounds that are simple and familiar, but turn them on their side in this amazingly surreal way. Sometimes I'll take notes in the morning and try to get as close as I can to the sounds and arrangements that I think up throughout the night. 'The Hand That Feeds You' is just a piece of that. It's what I'm hearing when I dream about music."