One thing I try to avoid when writing songs is quantization. I like playing off the grid, I like mistakes. I like when the beat swings forward or backward a little bit. I like when the keys come in a moment before the drums hit. So often when being more deliberate with what I'm writing, it's the little errors that end up being my favourite parts. And they give more contrast to all of the things you get "right" on purpose. Since writing songs like this, I've tried to alter my perception of what a "mistake" is and focus more on nuance and context. Does this feeling fit? Am I changing this part too abruptly? Can I make other elements make sense of that abrupt change? There is often no right or wrong, it ends up being more about context.
I also designed the cover art, as I do for all of my releases.