Willett told Artist Direct
about the laying down of the Mine Is Yours
album: "We had been recording for several weeks, doing all the music and I was doing sketches of lyrics the whole time. In between that time and finishing the record in LA, I was finishing the lyrics. It took a long time, as I wanted to do something more focused and more cohesive, where the songs reflected each other, so the theme of relationships and commitment became the thread of the record. In order to get 'there,' it was me, in the studio, at the desk, treating it like a real job, where I was in there for hours, writing, then scrapping stuff, then starting over. All the lyrics came out of that type of session, which is different for us. We are usually much more visceral and employed quicker ways to do it before. This was more thought out and you can see the songs have a similar theme."