The album features long-running members Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar) and Stephen Perkins (drums) as well as TV on the
The Great Escape Artist, the band's fourth album, got its name from frontman Farrell, who said, "I love being able to escape my past, even though my past was great. I just love the future even more," according to Blabbermouth.
Regarding the album's sound, Farrell said, "It's a strange mixture of that post-punk goth darkness that Jane's had, with what's going on today with groups like Muse and Radiohead. As much as I want to appease fans and make old Jane's fans love me, I just can't help myself from moving forward."