Zero is a concept album set in a nightmare future where a totalitarian corporation has risen to power in the wake of a disaster. The record is an account of the events from the perspective of the main character in the story, Baker. The band explained: "We went in with a bunch of songs and came out with a concept album, the likes of which we've never attempted to undertake in the past. If you're a longtime fan of Hawthorne Heights, you know we've been through a lot over the years. No matter how hard life gets or how many seemingly insurmountable odds you may encounter, everyone can get a fresh start. Zero deals with these life issues against a dystopian, war-ravaged backdrop."
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.