The interviewer has raised Survival and Other Stories and how it was made through multiple online collaboration, to which Anderson said he has "5 hours of music", implying made in a similar way.He continued, "I'm waiting to decide how to release it [...] it's so much music and everything is so different.In an early Sep 2016 interview, Anderson said: "I'm just chasing ideas that come my way a dozen or more it's endless.I just need a few doors open." Anderson said in a Nov 2013 interview, "I think I'm working with about twenty different people at the moment, with twenty different projects." An Oct 2015 interview with Anderson said: I think the days of just going into a studio and making an album are not what I want to do anymore[.] I'm more interested in the adventure of free-form ideas.A Mar 2014 interview said, "Just this past week, he received new music from friends in Poland, Italy and New York." In another that month, he said he is working on "a lot of different things this year .I'm in my 70th year so I always believed that 70 is going to be a strong momentum for the next 20 years." In an interview for Inside Musi Cast published in May 2016, Anderson talked about how Invention of Knowledge is "my next step into my next life, my next 20 years of music".
In an Aug 2016 interview, seemingly conducted in Jul or earlier, Anderson said, "I'd rather just do, sort of, ideas now and again. So what you do, you make music, you put it on the Internet and eventually people hear it, if they're interested.working in the band, but now Im writing some beautiful new music and, er, its very long-form ideas that Yes fans will love, and Im hoping to get a piece out maybe by summer time In the Oct 2015 interview, he said: "I never felt that I've left Yes. When we were very, very young as a band I realized that Yes is this thing above us. I'm always thinking Yes music, and the best of what Yes has done is still alive and kicking.It's something to do with the energy of who we are musically and not who's in the band. 'Heart of the Sunrise' and 'Awaken,' [...] it's still alive and going." Asked in another Apr 2016 interview how, if he had "a magic wand", he'd like to see Yes wrap up, Anderson replied: "Create some of the greatest music in the next 20 years.That material often stems from these many online collaborationsas have other projects like Survival and Other Stories or, less directly, Invention of Knowledgebut there is also reference here to 4 "musicals, if you like".Many of Anderson's projects do appear to involve a story element, whether they're still music projects or entail a theatrical presentation in some form. One of the things I realised was that all the solo albums that I ever did had nothing to do with Yes; I didn't want to 'pretend' to be Yes, because I don't want to do that.