"I feel like this theme is the polar opposite of what I did with Da Vinci's Demons…the music for that show is organized, precise, like a very carefully built house of cards. The Black Sails theme is purposefully nasty, sloppy and chaotic. It feels improvised, even though it's not; the idea was to make it sound as if it was actually being played on a ship by weary sailors after a long day's work. It's almost entirely acoustic, and came about simply through bringing together a bunch of musicians and jamming in a room together. It keeps losing the beat and going out of tune, and the more mistakes I leave in, the better.This is the advantage of doing a show about pirates. You can leave the perfectionist side of your brain at home."