The title of the album 8:58 comes from Pauls fascination with the theme of time.

I've always had a thing for clocks and for time as a powerful force - but also the way it oppresses you. It's one of those things I keep coming back to. For me, 8:58 is a moment of choice. It's almost 9 o'clock. Are you going to school? Are you going to this job you hate? Everybody faces that decision now and again. 8:58 am is when you've got to make up your mind.

As Cillian Murphy says at the very beginning of 8:58: brace yourself for freedom. Now.