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.I know it sounds crazy, but I like it when you're not quite sure what you're gonna do until you get on stage. I've got this project coming up next year  which encompasses that, the idea that music is more important than how many sell, or even the charts [...] after a while you've gone through that experience, all you want to do is create music without having to worry if people are gonna hear it.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.
In a Jun 2012 interview, asked about arranging material for live work, Anderson had said: "If you try to do it like the band [Yes], then you've got to find a band [...] then you're pretending to be Yes, I don't want to do that." In a Jun 2011 interview, he had said: Ive had enough of bands. And I just thought, well, as long as they tell everybody who's in the band [...] and I'm not there and Rick's not there [...] for me, it's just a question of getting on with my life  in fact, Ive started writing Yes music, which I never thought I would do, because when I was in the band, I would always save writing Yes music to...
I want to continue to make that kind of Yes music [...] Interviewer: [...] Are you open to the idea of an extensive tour with them [Yes]? That's kind of bizarre to me that they'd say they already had a singer, six months later that singer, probably a lovely guy, couldn't handle the touring [...] Now they have another singer, they didn't call me or ask me if I'd be interested, they just say oh he's sick, which is a lot of rubbish. And there are thousands of people who would like us to get together [...] Rick would have to be in the band. We'd probably do some shows or something, some beautiful new music [...] we could make a movie or something like that, just to honor all the fans.
Anderson: I wanted to tour in 2009 when I got better and they said no. That moment [when the band continued without him in 2008] really hurt, Anderson admits.
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.