“The Veldt” was inspired by the 1950 short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury. The song was initially created during a 22-hour live streaming session in March 2012. The following day, Zimmerman found Chris James via Twitter, who created his own vocal rendition of the song. Zimmerman was impressed with James’ vocals, and confirmed that the official release of the song would include James’ vocals. The song’s production was captured on a live streaming session via his official website.
On April 20, 2012, Zimmerman and Ultra Records uploaded the eight-minute version of the song onto their YouTube channels, with the radio edit being uploaded onto Ultra Records’ channel on May 7, 2012. Both versions of the song were released the following day.
The Veldt EP is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2012, and will include the twelve-minute original mix of the song, remixes done byFreeform Five and Tommy Trash, and an original song called “Failbait”.