This album was a departure because I made it entirely on my own in my basement studio and played all the parts. It was made in the spirit of albums like McCartney's first solo record McCartney and Springsteen's Nebraska, where the flash of fancy studios has been traded in for a homemade charm. I'm proud of it not only as a musician and songwriter but also as a DIY audio engineer with a love of old analog gear. This was the first time I had recorded and mixed one of my own albums and for better or for worse, it was satisfying to do it my way! Many of the songs were written in the last year since True Believer came out, but a few like Let Me Go Home, Oh Lexi and Dust On My Collar are older songs that got re-worked and finally saw a release on this record.