‘Closure’ unabashedly echoes a track from their 2000 album, ‘Artists’ Rifles’ entitled , ‘No Closure.’ As founder member and songwriter Glen Johnson explains, “Psychological closure, as a concept, seems to have become more and more prevalent in recent years, with people searching for some sort of a mythical formal conclusion, particularly to broken relationships, so that they can move on. But I would argue that you can’t just brick these things up.’ Indeed, this theme permeates much of the album, most evidently in the title track, ( “Let’s move this rock and seal this cave…” ) but also in the self-evident, ‘You Never Stop Loving (The One That You Loved’).
In Asia, the dominance of English as a foreign or second language has greatly contributed to the prevalence of Standard English and Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs). Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have been officially recruiting NESTs to introduce ‘authentic’ Standard English to their citizens. However, as globalisation continues throughout the world, the genres featuring native speaker norms have been challenged for failure to equip English learners with English as an International Language (EIL) or World Englishes (WEs) competence to communicate with other non-native English speakers from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds in international settings.