Wilson explained to CMU
the process the band goes through in creating a track: "Personally, as a bass player, I feel like my role is to sonically glue all the other components together. Typically, our guitarist Ben, or in this record's case our drummer Billy, will come in the rehearsal space with an idea, either on guitar/drums or as an idea sketched out with the help of programs like Cubase or Reason. Once we're all familiar with the idea, have all added our two cents as far as arrangements and layers are concerned, the song just organically builds from there. We demo it, and move on to the next song(s). For this record, most of the lyrical-vocal ideas were introduced as the songs were being tracked, and the songs all go through a rebirth in the studio. The bass usually gets recorded last, which is somewhat unusual for most heavier music acts, but seems to work best for us since I get to be objective about what the songs really need from me to 'seal-the-deal' so to speak. Every element plays a different role, and often that role is constantly shifting between something rhythmic, something melodic, or both simultaneously."