Tame Impala's Kevin Parker describes the story of "Lonerism" as “someone growing up and realizing their place is not involved with the rest of the world, discovering they are a loner.”
In the “apocalypse dreams” track, the questions of “am I getting close? will I ever get there? does it even matter?” are examples of the type of introspection, curiosity, and self isolation that are prevalent throughout the album.
I carefully created patterns with contrasting marbling inks to achieve a unique texture in order to express the concept of the "loner" integrating with the journey of finding their place in the world.