Coyne reflected on the melancholic-yet-hopeful tone of the album in a Consequence Of Sound
interview, saying: "As we kept working on the production and the music part of it, some of the music to me sounds like music that we’ve never made before. It sounds like some future, f--king weird s--t that we have never made before. I think it allowed us to really go back into our souls and inside our childlike melodies, and at the same time be completely out of ourselves in the future. That's why we started to get comfortable with the way the songs were going. It's hard to be really melodic and melancholy at the same time. I think that's why the contrast works. The way that the bass booms allowed us to be more deep into these melancholy ideas.
But we sound hopeful. I was singing from the depths of our hearts, but I think when we get there by accident, we don't really know it at first."