Since their inception as a pop-punk band in 2008, Set It Off have continued to evolve their sound with significantly more pop and electronic elements. For Midnight
, their fourth studio album, they wanted to merge their pop and punk sounds after their previous release, the bright pop effort Upside Down
, riled fans that preferred an angry frontman.
Carson told the Songfacts Podcast
in 2021: "As an artist, you get conflicted because you're like, 'Well, screw you because I was happy.' I wanted to write about happy stuff. So that's what I was feeling and that's what I did. But then you're like, 'But I also need to think about them and I need to write for them.' So Midnight
was me discovering and finding this balance."