The album was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) He told Relix
about his use of a string section: "There are three songs that have a mini-orchestra on them: 'Dive In
' 'Squirm,' and this lovely, touching ballad. With the size and scope of this album, I thought I'd use a larger string section than I normally do with a rock band. We ended up using 30 pieces - 18 violins, four violas, six cellos, and two double-bass - and that's quite a larger size. Usually you hear of something more like 20 pieces in rock. It's on the larger end of the scale before it turns into a symphony - which you wouldn't want."