Dragon Road is conceptually inspired by Heidi’s fascination with philosophy, human consciousness, and hypnosis. The album carves out a self-development path from primal thought processes to spiritual enlightenment, which is based upon popular human world-view development theory. Sometimes Heidi chooses to emphasize the positive and healthy aspects of a stage of development, and other times she explores the negative and pathological side of these phases. On the album, Randolph’s Grin appropriates modern theory’s standard of representing each life stage with a color. This convention sends the message that each stage in progression can be beautiful and is important in a full spectrum of light.
The album is darkly cathartic, capturing the visceral and sensual chills of classic goth and industrial, but with conscious, self-development themed lyrics.