Jesu and Sun Kil Moon follow-up their previous collaborative album Moon/Jesu (2016) with second outing 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth, recorded from March through November 2016 in the U.S., U.K. and Europe. Featuring the previously released Michael Jackson takedown "He's Bad," Disney world on drugs ode "Needles Disney World," and anti-Trump epic "The Greatest Conversation Ever In The History Of The Universe."
"I find collaborations much easier than an entire album being my responsibility," Kozelek explains. "Half of the work is in the hands of someone else so I just have to respond to what they present. With Justin, he delivers the majority of the music, so all I need to do is listen, have an engineer do some editing, and add words. When I hear a piece of music, I find it pretty easy to adapt and find my footing, especially when it's as good as what Justin sends. Now and then a piece of music is sent to me that I'm unable to connect with, but Justin and I have never had that problem."