Having a chat with someone at Capital FM (as quoted here), the 'Dick In A Box' hitmaker said: "When we were making the record I said, 'If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs and Queen can do 10-minute songs then why can't we?' We'll figure out the radio edits later."
He also mused on how the studio is a place for him to become someone else and dream new worlds etc etc and so on.
"Music is for dreamers. You should be able to create another world that you can live in," he explained. "I'm not gonna speak for Bob Dylan — he's one of my idols (!) — but from my perspective, as a fan, it seems to me that he started creating music that made him feel like another person and that's what it should do."
"[The studio] really is one place that you can still go to that you can be completely free. You can lock yourself in a room and make a whole other world."
'The 20/20 Experience' is out on March 18.