Universal Music called me up and asked me to work with them. At first I said no, because I didn’t really see the commercial goal for the photo, but they said it was a personal request of the singer [Alice Glass]. She got in touch with me herself shortly after, and we talked about the idea behind the record, a protest against dictatorships and authoritarianism. I got a good feeling from that conversation, so I accepted and sold them the rights.
— Samuel Aranda [on Alice personally asking if they could use his photo for III]