Something a little more complex.
It’s hard to know how music will sound to fresh ears, after listening to the same loops so many times while composing it. If I go away for a few days and listen to other things and come back, there’s a sense of freshness for a short time, during which the patterns sound a little weird, until my brain learns them again. But to a completely fresh listener, the weirdness will be stronger and persist for longer. The balance is in keeping a song evolving interestingly through its course, while not confusing new listeners too much.