No. Previous albums have been without a doubt focused on a conceptualized story, the Tryptch for example, but to me THE PALE EMPEROR is a public statement album. Where EAT ME, DRINK ME and The High End of Low were diary-like entries on his discography, his most recent release has quite an emphasis on making statements to the public about himself and his redemption. To me, the name of the album is a declaration of pride and arrogance, not necessarily immersing himself in the character of Heliogabalus.

He purposefully created this album with the intention of having the audience fill in the blanks of the storyline, something in which people could immerse themselves in the stories told and make it their own. After all, this has been the nature of the blue's.