Dee Dee explained to CMU
her songwriting process: "I write all my songs on an acoustic nylon guitar that my dad gave me in seventh grade. It's from the 1960s and belonged to the music teacher who worked at the high school he taught at. It's important to me that a song can pass the acoustic guitar test - if it can't hold its own with just basic accompaniment, it's not right. Then I record demos and flesh out the song. I try to distil the instrumental tracks and vocal melodies. This leaves room for more Spector-esque production, or not - whatever the song calls for."