When it came to writing South America, Thieves And Villains decided to sculpt the album as if they were the only four people on earth to hear it. Looking for a new sense of direction, Thieves And Villains mentally escaped to a beautiful hiding place that they named South America. The band found that this venture in their collective minds would allow them be free, which in-turn, helped create music that excited them, and that they would ultimately fall in love with.
However, the record was still being created under the same confines as many bands today; a spastic sinking ship of a country that has never been as stressed out, paranoid, or misled as it is right now... an America that is truly going 'South.' The result of this is the album title that came to represent the dichotomy of one location being both the place you hate and love the most; the place you escape to, yet the place you despise.