Mainman Paul Meany explained to Artist Direct
how the band penned the songs for the album. "For this record, it usually started in the dining room of this one particular house. The guys would just play there. It began with guitar, drum and bass. I would just listen to them from a nearby control room and when something good would happen, we'd jot it down. We would just begin to piece together some of these jams and begin to build a song from there, which is how 'The Nerve' happened, which was a pretty great moment. It was just playing and holding out the bucket waiting for songs to fall out the sky. A lyrical concept would pop up, and that was it. I would try to write every lyric down really quickly because those good ideas simply happen. Then, we would move on to the next song."