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"It's a very natural process for me to write a song where there's absolutely no filter and really get down and peel all the different layers of the onion until I get to the heart of the matter," says Everett. Gus Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eels' 4-Year Break Led To Songs About Falling Apart, Bouncing Back And Being A Dad

During a recent hiatus from music, Eels founder Mark Oliver Everett got married, got divorced and, at the age of 54, had a son. His latest album, The Deconstruction, is a reflection of it all.

"It's a very natural process for me to write a song where there's absolutely no filter and really get down and peel all the different layers of the onion until I get to the heart of the matter," says Everett. Gus Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eels' 4-Year Break Led To Songs About Falling Apart, Bouncing Back And Being A Dad

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